Audrey Kay Dowling is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Westfield, NY.
Making my mixed media pieces, I frequently use my block prints as a starting point. Around these block prints, I add elements created in many different mediums that are all created by me. These include drawing and painting in many different mediums, photos I took, and/or pieces of collaged solid color areas cut from magazines pages.
Conceptually, I am always looking for a way to convey a love of nature that is not just copying pictures using tight realism, drawing, and painting techniques. I prefer to simplify and add some of my spirit to my work that is more of what I see in nature. One never sees birds long enough to get minute details. Rather, they are shapes and gestures from the birds as they stop to eat at the feeder or fly by. Trees can be laboriously drawn and painted, but I choose to abstract them into simpler forms on these pieces.
My concept is to capture and excite the viewer and encourage them to get out and see the world around them. The woods, water features, birds, and fields are my inspiration. By enhancing the love of them, I hope to set others on a path of deep appreciation and stewardship.
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