Nancy Muller
ARTIST STATEMENT

I work both from life and in the studio. The immediacy of working out of doors allows me to respond directly to subjects whose colors and shapes form the skeleton of my paintings. I work at the intersection of representation and abstraction. In “Leslie Road” I have imposed a grid on top of a landscape to suggest the intrusion of development upon a natural setting.

When working in nature I work fast, borrowing from the clear colors and light, which reveal different shapes and shadows. In the studio I keep the same sense of urgency and freshness of color by allowing the early drawn layers of my paintings to come through and meld with successive images. Whether the painting is large or small, I try to remain true both to the expressive stroke and to suggestion.