Oil Paintings

Statement

 

Cheryl AppeCheryl Appe is an oil painter with roots in the landscape tradition whose exuberant oil paintings evoke the sensuality of paint.

These paintings explore the language of abstraction through color, mood and movement. The work is inspired by landscapes and the natural world while expressing gestural freedom and heightened color relationships. Concepts of memory and time are explored in these subjects.

Nature is transformed and reinvented via an energetic surface and through things lost and reemerging via the excavation of form.

By layering color and shapes, the painting process is emphasized and at times the delicacy of passages belies the physicality of the paint application.

A passion for the physical properties of paint and the history of art inform this body of work.

 

“My work is about process, about creating order from a chaotic beginning.

Working intuitively with form and color, each layer hides or reveals what came before.

I am concerned with the relationships that occur in passages of a painting and work toward honoring the dialogues occurring on the surface.”

University of California

National Academy School, New York, NY

Art Student’s League, New York, NY