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Dawn Chandler

Dawn Chandler

The Outback Series of paintings are the direct result of my desire to merge my two distinct painting styles of 'traditional landscape' and 'mixed media-abstraction' into a new visual language for myself; a language that conjures the experience and memory of landscape, without being overly literal.  Memories and impressions of fllickers of light, deep shadows, textures, patterns, the calligraphy of bird flight, shifting horizons, reflections of sky and of self come together as a collage--a patchwork--of passages and expanses of color, of bigness and smallness, of sight and silence.

My work on this series continues to expand, as exeriences and memories of new and other landscapes feed my painterly muse.