ENTERTAINMENT

PAINTING  SERIES

Collection of original paintings by Jo Cunningham                       For Inquiries: johnmichaelpowers@aol.com

Jo Cunningham is a landscape painter who lives in Albuquerque, N.M. While currently retired, she was a licensed landscape architect practicing in both southern and northern California. During her professional years, she travelled throughout the Tuscan region of Italy and was captivated by its imagery. The collection of paintings is based on photographs taken from mostly remote roads and obscure paths in California and Italy. The landscape in both locations has intricate layers of history embedded in it. These paintings are Cunningham’s effort to mark her own time in the land. Her hope is that the viewer will do the same.

101 To Eureka

 

48x36

 

$1500

Azalea Garden

 

30x40

 

$1100

Cabbages In Tuscan Twilight

 

48x36

 

$1300

California Spring

 

24x36

 

$1000

Reflective Pool

 

36x48

 

$1500

Riverside County Rain

 

36x48

 

$2600

Pasture And Fog

 

36x48

 

$1600

Olives And Poppies

 

30x40

 

$1900

Heather In The Pyrenees

 

36x48

 

$3000

Ground Fog

 

36x48

 

$1300

Garden Pool

 

30x40

 

$1300

Light Moves

 

48x36

 

$2600

Artist Statement

 

For a couple of decades the subject matter of my paintings has been landscape. I have been specifically interested in creating a sense of three dimensional space with marks on a flat piece of canvas. Usually your eye can move through a spatial sequence formed by the painting strokes as they mark out grounded plane and sky.

 

I try to have the marks land in such a way that you might see different things when you look at them; they are just marks, not drawings. They may coalesce to make landscape images but there will often be some ambiguity in what exactly is depicted. I have an emotional connection with landscape that clings to the canvas along with the painted brush strokes.

 

Recently I have been playing with ways to react to the apparent movement of light in landscape. Light moves with the clouds and mists. Trees and grasses sway; shadows dance; the eye moves through the picture plane; vision is aswirl.

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