Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Molly Lipsher - Artist
Molly Lipsher has been painting for more than twenty years. She works in pastel when she's painting outdoors, because it's faster than having to mix colors in paint, and you don't have to worry about them changing in value as they dry. She uses a variety of brands, including Schmincke, Terry Ludwig, Unison and Rembrandt; and prefers Kitty Wallis paper, which is heavy, sanded archival paper.
Her paintings have an abstract, high-chroma quality, but when you see them from a distance, you realize how accurate they are to the light conditions and the perspective of the scenes.
She teaches in private workshops and at the La Jolla Athenaeum School of Art, and she also writes award-winning poetry.
"I believe places have a perceptible soul, imbued by layer upon layer of cultural, physical and historical impact. These aspects of place converge with the more temporal elements of light, location and time to capture my imagination. I attempt to interpret this “soul”, the layering of elements that makes each place and moment unique, however unattainable and impossible to duplicate in art."
~ Molly Lipsher