Carol Neiger

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Tuscany Hill Town, Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches

2010Four-color monoprint, 1/119.25" x 15"Paris sceneProduction costs, price

Paris Night, Four-color monoprint, 19.25 x 15 inches

ARTIST STATEMENT

Place is prominent in my work. Each painting was created not to record or depict a place but to evoke the feeling had at the time of being there. Each of my landscapes was created with hopes that the viewer will be reminded of his or her own experiences in different places and the life he or she has lived.

My style is characterized by the use of layers, split plane composition, patterns, a vibrant color palette and a painterly style. I paint in oils, acrylics and watercolor as well as various methods of printmaking. The majority of my prints are monoprintswhich fit my style since they are considered the most painterly printmaking technique. For many of my monoprints I paint or roll ink directly on printing plates in reverse removing color with rags to achieve layers of translucency that create a quality of light very different from a painting on paper. This form of printmaking appeals to me because of its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing mediums.