Cynthia I. Cloutier

craypas and paper
10 x 8 in.

I am attracted to and inspired by warm bright colors and textures. Often my work involves passionate and sometimes violent juxtapositions of motion and shapes. Most of my paintings are approached without preconceived images, but become a manifestation of emotions, childhood memories, instincts and visual patterns. Canvases evolve as each stroke creates a visual challenge that decides and dispatches my next stroke. My tools vary from paint brushes, knives to kitchen utensils and found objects. Paint is brushed, scraped, shaped, layered and until the structure feels complete.

© Cynthia I. Cloutier