Woman and LandscapeGrace Cadence
Watercolor painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
36 " h x 18 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
A seated figure in the upper center is composed of multiple painted images that don't seem to fit together. Similarly, the landscape background shows sequential elements that have no relationship to each other. The overall painting has a nocturnal feeling, where the color palette resembles the receding light in the dawn. A tinge of yellow in the painting also creates this strange effect of light that can be seen as staged.
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.