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CHRISTINA KENT

Our visual experience is so complex and exquisite, but most of the time we just take it for granted. I know I did for many years. It wasn't until I started painting from life that I began to understand how I see the world. I realized that colors that I thought I knew were more nuanced and beautiful than I had imagined. Suddenly plain, everyday scenes like fruit in a bowl or light on city rooftops became moments filled with wonder.  Now I paint to capture these moments, when the mundane transforms into the sublime.

I work in quick, energetic brush strokes that touch upon the essence of my subject. In this way, I focus more on color and light relationships rather than minute details of the subject itself. Often some elements of my paintings are clearly defined, while others are blurred or lost, inviting the viewer's imagination. In this way the artist and viewer both take part in the creative process and reflect on how they see the world.