For the upcoming show "Elements & Atmosphere", Wendy Whitson has been treating us with samples of her work that will soon come down to Charleston from her studio in Asheville. Incorporating a muted, earthy, often, tonalist palette, Wendy's paintings bring a new edge to the Wells Gallery offering, and exemplifies why collectors have warmly embraced her work.
She says "Ambiguity and insinuation, the point of intersection where the earth meets the sky, the mountains become the sky, water ends and sky begins, is extremely intriguing and satisfying to paint."
"I want my paintings to draw the viewer in - to have them feel that they are present in, or want to enter into, the painted space", says Whitson.
Wendy begins each painting with a random grid to hint at the structure she sees in all of nature. " I have always been interested in how thing fit and work together," say Whitson. "The random grid I use in my underpaintings, is symbolic to me of the backdrop of nature, of how things are interrelated, organized and structured." Check out Wendy Whitson's biography or more of her works at our Kiawah Gallery .