Show Title: Vignettes
“Vignette is a brief but powerful scene. A small, descriptive study or image. A good vignette leaves you wanting more.” vocabulary.com
For Kristy Smith, each painting she does is small story in itself. While several pieces may have similar colors, each one is done on its own and not in a series.
Painting is the way she stays in touch with and expresses the creative energy of life.
Kristy’s abstract paintings begin with a simple inspiration, such as a color combination, a shape, or a pattern found in the world around her. Once this inspiration is put on canvas, the paintings evolve through intuitive, spontaneous responses to the non-verbal language of the colors and shapes before her. There is no preconceived outcome of how a painting is to look. The work develops freely into its own energetic resolution and expression. For Kristy, there is great freedom and discipline in this process. It requires honoring and trusting what is happening minute by minute on the canvas. There is no right or wrong way to go because there is no definite destination other than the resolution of the work into its own moment of beauty and completeness.The finished work is a celebration in color, line, and shape of life’s complex beauty.
Image: Shoreline: 24” x 24” Acrylic