Memories of ParisFaye Vander Veer
Oil painting on Wood
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
24 " h x 36 " w x .25 " d |2 lbs. 3 oz.
Artist Faye Vander Veer explains that the title of this impressionist street scene, "Memories of Paris," refers to the fact that she created the painting from memory rather than photographs as a source of reference. "Paris cafes always inspire me," she says. "My objective with this painting was to establish a strong design by having a few large shapes and high contrasts between light and dark. I applied the oil paint in layers, then scrapped down and added more layers, creating a textural effect." The piece is painted on archival oil-primed linen mounted to a birch panel. It will need a frame for display.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Artist Faye Vander Veer seeks out moments with engaging narratives and captures them with an impressionist style. She describes herself as an observer of people living their day-to-day lives. Her goal is to offer viewers a look into her sensory memory while also prompting the beginning of a story. Faye always keeps her camera by her side, ready to capture reference material. "For me, each painting is an opportunity to explore my emotional reactions to the color and light I observe," says Faye. She enjoys being in her glass-walled studio surrounded by nature to inspire her creative process. When she is not putting paint on canvas, Faye can be found in nature, journaling or writing poetry. Her artwork has been showcased in both American Art Collector and Art of the West magazines.