On exhibit at the Central Library, Oct. 2014
Caty Forden’s artist statement:
As a visual artist and art educator working in drawing, painting, and collage, I understand the value of devoting one’s life to art through trial and error. Throughout my painting, whether in a market scene, an urban wasteland, or a portrait, I’ve been interested in exploring color and how to capture the sense of light and emotion in a place or person. Struggling with the challenge of painting keeps me constantly aware of the learning process with all of its highs and lows. While I alternate between sketching, collage, and painting, it is with the media of oil paint that I find myself deeply engaged in the art making process. Gesture drawing while on the go lets me capture a fleeting moment, while photographs allow me to fine tune compositions from which to work with over time. Recently I have been focusing on portraits of family, friends, and colleagues. The process of trying to capture a characteristic pose or facial expression through strategic brushstrokes and color combinations continues to interest me.
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