MICHELE ZUZALEK

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“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
— Georgia O’Keefe

My passion for painting started at a very early age and it is a constant in my life. Drawing was my means of expression.

My abstracts and contemporary landscapes are interpretations of what I see around me in nature and what I imagine. My work is about expression and movement. I often combine several mediums, including oil, acrylic and graphite and work on canvas, panel or paper. The landscapes are constructed in an intuitive manner. I start first by introducing color, shapes and line, and respond to their development and decisions are made on the canvas. Constantly moving things around by sanding, scumbling, rearranging, adding and subtracting, the painting comes together after many layers.

Interpretation is left to the individual viewer. My intention is that the paintings evoke feelings left behind by a dream, an emotion, or a memory without being limited to the specific details of the event itself.