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Artist Wendy Whitson


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ARTIST STATEMENT
There is a certain amount of structure in and behind my paintings. This grid-like structure is symbolic to me of  the organization we find in nature. It is incorporated into the work and eventually revealed as part of the landscape. The outermost layers of the painting are heavy with large gestural brushstrokes. The combination of random grid and loose brushwork creates a blend of masculine and feminine characteristics. In some of my tree paintings, occasionally you will see music. I invite you to look closely at my work, but then back away. It will change, in a good way.
My landscape paintings vary from impressionism, abstraction through representational. They are acrylic and mixed media, but look very much like oil paintings. My color palette is earthy, with values ranging from medium to dark. The work often leans towards the tonalist movement.
BIOGRAPHY
A North Carolina native, Wendy is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Fine Art. She worked in the fields of graphic design and photography for many years, before coming full circle to painting. She moved from Atlanta, GA to Asheville in 1999 and in 2002 rented a studio in Warehouse Studios in the River Arts District. 
In April of 2011, Wendy and her husband purchased a building on Depot Street, now called NorthLight Studios. This had been a goal for Wendy for many years, to convert commercial space into artist's studios. There are currently six artists on two floors: Bill George and Bernadette St.-Pierre George, Nan Davis, Sandy Lear, Angela Alexander and herself. 
Wendy has been an advocate for the arts for many years, through her philanthropic and volunteer efforts. She has worked as a volunteer for the RADArtists in some capacity since May 2002, and served as President of the organization from May 2011 through December 2012. Wendy [...]

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