this summer i went to visit a good friend of mine in door county, wisconsin. it was a remarkable trip and i was very surprised how many fine artists had migrated up to the peninsula. you had the artists who were obviously there to paint the typical lakescapes and take pictures of apple trees and fences and cater to the tourists. however, there was a gallery we visited in the town of sister bay called the fine line gallery. here they had sculpture, art metals, and painting. they possessed nothing that i could purchase whatsoever, nevertheless i was very impressed that they had such a collection in such a wide open two story space. in the back of the gallery however, there was one room with a series of paintings. the room was dedicated to artist pamela murphy, someone i had never heard before. however, i only wish i could've experienced her paintings sooner.
visit her website for more images/bio: http://www.pamelamurphystudio.com/
while i feel that these pictures don't do justice and that experiencing them in person was in far, much better; she still left a lasting impression. enough so that i researched her on my own time (this speaks volumes people). her images are taken from pictures of individuals she finds and are placed on a textured surface. they are supposed to represent nothing in particular, but perhaps the viewer can take something from their own memories and translate the paintings into their own. her images are isolated, vintage, haunting, and hopeful. they cast a sense of nostalgia and try to speak of the past.
i want people to connect with my artwork just like pamela has done here for me. i want all of it to say more than i could imagine.