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“In creating the abstracts, I usually begin by mark making. Once a satisfying series of marks is laid down I add oil and cold wax, layering with texture and color. Color choices are initially intuitive and become more analytical; what color will add energy or what color edits effectively. My goal is to create something compelling.
The ambiguous nature of seeing — each viewer has his or her own instinctive response to an artwork. The ambiguous nature of art altogether — for me, it’s a combination of intuition and intention.”
Hailing from a small midwestern town, Carol Bivins spent many years in New York and Los Angeles working in theater, television and film. In 2009, she took her first oil painting class. The artist expresses her emotional reactions to her environment and the world at large through process-driven, intuitively developed paintings filled with marks, gesture, line and the cacophony of color as they compete for pride of place on the canvas. She was a winner of the Blick’s Pantone Color of the Year Art Challenge 2016.
Visit Carol Bivins’ website at www.carolbivins.com