Abstract Oil Paintings by Shawn Demarest
Portland-based painter Shawn Demarest makes her Mammoth debut with three pieces from 'Gems', her recent abstract series. Available as prints and originals!
Each piece in “Gems”, her recent abstract series, begins with pencil lines that ground an initial expressive impulse to the panel. Layers of paint are then built up, glazed, and cut-in over days, adhering to the form of the initial lines. There is no expectation or plan, just curiosity and often joy as the image evolves. This work represents a study in presence, color, line, and intuitive response.
Shawn is a 2012 & 2015 RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council) grant recipient and exhibits frequently in the Pacific Northwest.
You can see more of her work at www.shawndemarest.com