Audrey Dowling [Certified Visual Artist – Westfield, NY]
Audrey Dowling is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Westfield, NY.
Audrey Dowling is a complex, creative, and searching artist who works almost daily in her 2D or clay studios. When she is traveling, she takes along art materials in order to plein air paint and draw. Many things visually interest her. She gets excited by new materials, exploring new places, looking carefully at things to find nuances of color, textures, unusual combinations, and the endless visual variation of life created by water, rocks, woods, fields, streams, mountains, city lights, architecture, and people.
Audrey has turned to block printing at various times throughout her art career because she loves the reduction of seeing into shapes and textures. She likes the process of cutting blocks and the sometimes unexpected that happens in the printing process. Going beyond the boundary of the block and/or hand coloring the block prints is part of her signature way of working. A little bit of unpredictability keeps her interested.
Audrey has been an active clay, mixed media, and paint artist for many years. Diversity in the mediums keeps her work fresh and artistic explorations continuously flowing, but grounded in the natural world. She is a gallerist who has owned Portage Hill Art Gallery for 39 years.
Audrey attended SUNY New Paltz where she received her BS in Art Education. She has an MS degree from SUNY Fredonia. She has continued to expand her artistic education through summer workshops at Alfred University and several painting and printmaking workshops.
See more work, visit audreykaydowling.com