Luminous FigureGrace Cadence
Watercolor painting on Paper
Ready to hang
Signed on back
37 " h x 19 " w x 2 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
"Luminosity is one aspect of color that I think is so magical," says Grace. "Color inspired the overall atmosphere in this work and how I wanted to represent the figures." Inspired by a smaller collage, Grace enlarged and painted the fragments with washes of paint while trying to maintain the color of the paper at the same time. She worked to create an ethereal feeling by using delicate, transparent washes that almost disappear from view. Framed in a 2" thick wooden frame and finished on the back with brown paper backing. The dimension of the art include the frame.
Woodside, New York
Grace Cadence combines her traditional watercolor practice with a magazine cut-out collage subject. She cuts apart the images that surround us daily, that train us on notions of fashion and beauty. The finished works are either paintings or collages which layer abstract fragments to become a whole. Grace explains, "the interesting thing about figurative abstraction is the possibility for everyone to see it differently. A lot of my work defies straight interpretations but there is a unifying element of beauty and nature in all of them." Grace works from her living room art studio in Brooklyn, which transforms into a sea of paper after a few hours of work. When she's not painting, Grace loves trying recipes from around the world, exploring new places to eat, and teaching art locally.