GALLERY ZOO ART By Catherine Jeltes
'Art From Nature'
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My natural style is what I refer to as ABSTRACT REALISM. I use a minimalist approach that dances with color, line, shape, and form, adding touches of identifiable components such as flowers and botanicals. My art explores our connection to nature.
I am passionate.
I am spirited.
I see the world around me through rose colored glasses (because without them, frankly, I can't see AT ALL.)
I create with emotion and heart. Sometimes it may involve wine.
During my workday, a break might include saving a baby bunny from one of my overly enthusiastic cats or using a palette knife to pry apart Legos. Waving said palette knife in a threatening manner along with shouting 'Put down the bunny!' is also an effective strategy.
I approach my photography the same as my painting. Taking the picture equals a blank canvas. Working with it in the digital darkroom (SO glad life has changed since my undergrad days and I can work in the chemical free daylight) I merge what the camera sees with what my mind's eye sees. This is an effective approach to housework as well. My mind's eye sees...clean. And so it is.
I work with acrylics because I do not have the patience to work with oils. Weeks to dry? Really? In my studio that is a recipe for a super textured mixed media work, or in other words, sharing DNA with my cats.
PAINTINGS: Each painting is an original, authentic piece of art created and signed by me. Only professional grade acrylic paints and canvases are used. Each painting is finished with a coat of satin gloss to protect from UV light. Paintings are professionally packaged when shipped.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Each print is made from an original image created by me and personally printed by me on professional museum quality grade Epson papers. Only the highest quality archival inks are used. Every print is signed. Only acid-free archival mat boards are used. Prints are shipped flat in plastic archival sleeves.
If you are ready to become part of the process of creating truly unique artwork for your home or business, contact me to commission a piece you will enjoy for years to come.
'Life is a canvas--throw all the paint on it you want.'
Catherine Jeltes joined Fine Art America on May 24th, 2008.