Artist statement for Veronique Gillard
In my everyday life, I am constantly awed by the animals with whom I interact and by how expressive their eyes and postures are. They say so much without language. Until recently, the main focus of my paintings and drawings had been animal portraits. My goal was to capture a glimpse of the animal's personality and render it on the canvas. But as an artist, I am always exploring new techniques to express my awe of nature. Through my travels, I have come to love brightly colored art and decided to incorporate that color palette into my own work. Over the past year, I have started to also paint brightly colored abstract landscapes. I intend to show both aspects of my work at the Open Studio.