Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, Fresh Paint will feature abstract watermedia paintings by artist Hailey Herrera. She integrates freeform lines and shapes and often finds her inspiration from nature and her surroundings. Unless she has a specific theme in mind, she begins with some calligraphic lines without a preconceived idea of result. In the process of interplaying lines and shapes spontaneously, an idea emerges and the painting reveals something new to which her intuition and emotion responds. This spontaneous decision process leads to a fascinating and unconventional result.
The work displayed at Elm Street Studio is an ongoing study of experimentation in watermedia abstract painting. It runs from Feb. 28- April 27.