Audrey Phillips

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ARTIST STATEMENT

The Florida landscape has captivated me from a formative age. Observing the expansive sky and the far-reaching vistas of the ocean augmented my ability to see in the abstract and made me strongly attuned to the beautiful intelligence and power of nature. In the studio, my work is inspired by my relationship with this natural environment.

Through a weaving of drawing and painting, the immersion into endless possibilities begins. Lines extend from my body to create the space—continually layered, pushed back or muted creating an ever-changing shift on the picture plane—creating a new ‘somewhere’ to explore.

The colors, mark-making, and highly-activated canvas create a final experience that comes into view more as a fleeting memory or something seen out of the corner of your eye, a blurring of sorts–stirring up a remembrance of a vision from deep within, one that measures the experience less as cerebral but more sensing and intuitive.

The art making reminds me that I am a part of the exuberant and always changing energy that is life. Together with the paint, brushes, and the surface, a transformation takes place within myself and on the canvas. As with life, I find both the journey and the outcome endlessly intriguing.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Audrey Phillips has spent most of her life in Florida where the landscape captivated the artist from a formative age. Observing the expansive sky and the far-reaching vistas of the ocean augmented her ability to see in the abstract and also encouraged personal reflection, making her strongly attuned to the beautiful intelligence and power of nature. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the University of Florida. Audrey has exhibited in solo and group shows in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Minnesota, Michigan, California, Texas, New Mexico and New York City.