Artist Paula Peacock

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Artist's Statement
Painting is a key to my secret garden, through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole and my form of meditation. From the first time I applied paint to brush to canvas, the process has always struck me as magical. It fills me with a sense of wonder and gives me the ability to translate an inner vision to a 2-dimensional reality.
 An established painter since 1999, I use the “Old Masters”, my own life's experiences and the experiences of those close to me as my source of inspiration. My sole purpose when painting is to celebrate the form, color, and exquisite design we see around us every day and often take for granted. I strive to portray ordinary objects with an emotion and sensuality, rich richer-than life colors, a touch of elegance, and a provocative glow with inter-plays of light.
Working primarily in oils and in the manner of realism, I work to reflect a combination of layered symbolism with a touch of subtle wit in the style of the classical tabletop still life. My works involve simply staged contemporary subject matters with results that I hope are thought-provoking yet peaceful to the eye and mind.
 My work is a conduit for my life joys, trials and tribulations and my paintings, more than words, reveal my responses to those experiences.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Paula Peacock is a still life oil painter living and working in Colorado. Her art has been described as  “witty and skillful, a kind of magic that only a good realist can pull off”, (art critic, American Arts Quarterly) and “dynamic, traditional realism with a twist” (art critic, Boulder Daily Camera). Since the death of her son, her current work involves a series of paintings representing the ‘art of grief’ and she continues to work collaboratively on an array of socially engaged [...]

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