BY EAMON GRENNAN
A spear of zinc light wounds stone and water,
stripping the scarlet fuchsia bells and yellow buttercups
of any discretion, so they confess their end in this
luminous declaration that they are no more than
shortlived absolutes in living colour, bright eyes
open against the dark. A light in which everything
is exact-edged, flat, no bulk or heft to it, yet
decisively itself in outline: islands, the matte grey sea,
and miles away the fine glowing line of the horizon
that like desire will be the last to go. The mountain's
immense green and brown triangle reflects on itself
in lakewater, doubling its shape and colour there,
its stillness something drastic, an aspect of...
Sydne Archambault was born and raised in the Great state of Wyoming. She grew up in a home where art held a presence. Her mother Willie Jordan Misner studied under Birger Sandzen at Bethany College in Lindsberg Kansas. Art was her mother's passion and her passion passed to Sydne as a young girl.
Twenty years ago Sydne wrote a children's story and decided to illustrate it. She discovered a software program Meta Creations Painter 5 and this began the journey in digital art. Painter had all the artist brushes, water colors, textures one would need without the clean up. As Painter has grown into Corel Painter 15, so has Sydne in her art and her passion to create. "Honestly if the roof fell in I wouldn't notice it when I am painting....
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