Oil/cold wax, acrylic and encaustic
Claudette Lee’s artistic work encompasses three areas, abstract acrylics, oil landscapes/abstracts, and mixed media/collage encaustics.
Encaustics, a wax medium, include text found in print or written by herself that relate to the human condition and our daily lives. Subject matter may include the mundane “stuff” we have to deal with every day such as in the work Blurred Lines. The piece includes a statement found in some government documents that indicate that personal information will never be destroyed. Teenage Diary points to the potential teen problem of unwanted pregnancy. some works lead the viewer to think about art in our
Claudette’s acrylic abstract paintings are the culmination of her decisions about color, line, form, space, and relationships. She likes the mystery of line and shape, appearing and then disappearing within hidden layers of thought. She loves working with line, square, and circles. She adds crayon
and pencil to the paint. Acrylic abstracts are executed in large format, 5’ x 6’ and smaller. Oil and cold wax abstracts are small format, 5 x 7, 6 x 6, and 11 x 17 and are mounted on stainless steel.
She also works in small format (6 x 6 or 5 x 7) oil/cold wax. These small, intimate paintings are abstract or minimal landscapes. Her landscapes are an attempt at giving the viewer a new view of the subject, her own view. Landscapes are created with minimal detail and emphasis on color combinations. They are currently executed in a small format with a palette knife in oil/cold wax medium allowing for texture and layers of paint. They are mounted on stainless steel for presentation.
Claudette has been painting most of her life, professionally for the past twenty-five years. Currently, her studio is in her home. She also teaches and has served as officer and board members of numerous arts
She believes that everyone has the ability to produce art. It does not depend on “talent”. It does depend on imagination and a knowledge of how to use art materials. original art has something special that you can not find in a print. that something is the impact of the artist, themselves. Searching for that originality is her biggest challenge.
Her current artistic goal is to enlarge her small format, oil/cold wax landscapes and abstracts while keeping the intimacy and impact of the smaller version. She wants to capture that moment of awe when the sun goes down or the storm washes clean the land. She hopes to do this with color and form instead of detail.
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