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Artist Laura McRae-Hitchcock


An example of fine art by Laura McRae-Hitchcock

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.LauraMcRaeHitchcock.com

  • Year Born: 1963

  • Price Range: $50.00 - $9,200.00
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Biography


Artist's Statement: 
"My work moves between realism and abstract much as my life moves between the physical experience of being human and the wonder of remembering who I am as spirit. I believe art is a portal, an exchange of energy and ideas that creates a temporary shared space between the artist and the viewer. I have been exploring the idea of Thin Places for several years now. This is something that sparked my interest while I was in Ireland in 2016. The Irish describe Thin Places like this: "The space between heaven and earth is about three feet, but in thin places that space is much smaller." I first experienced a thin space when I was 16, standing at the edge of a marsh as the sun set it on fire at the end of day. Something in me cracked open. I felt a shift in how I saw the world. Fast forward over thirty years and I was in Ireland, standing on a cliff looking out over the Wild Atlantic Way, having the same feeling. It was life changing, as if the past and present were instantly connected.
 
Through my painting I have tried to paint landscapes in a way that creates that energy, that mystical feeling of Thin Places. After I returned home, I realized that Thin Places don't have to be as dramatic as a marsh at sunset or on a cliff in Ireland. A Thin Place can just as easily be sitting under your favorite oak tree on the family farm. I became frustrated with painting these places realistically...they just didn't seem to get the feeling I wanted, so I turned to more abstract representations. This, for me, has been much more satisfying. For instance, if you look at Sullivan's Oak and Eyes Closed, Sunlight Filtered Through You can see [...]

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