Eve Werner is an award-winning acrylic and multi-media painter whose work explores natural subjects that have personal significance. She is known for her vivid use of color and values in expressively painted figurative work. Werner says:
“Although my pieces begin with planning and forethought, they really come to life as paint, colors, and values interact. Acrylic paints allow me to work quickly, building several layers in each session. This continuity encourages the interplay between opposites - conscious/subconscious, planned/spontaneous, physical/emotional and real/abstract - that gives the final piece its drama.”
Werner is influenced by a variety of modernist and expressive artists, including the Bay Area Society of Six. Werner has studied painting in the Lake Tahoe and Mendocino coast areas of California since 1995, favoring subjects with underlying personal symbolism. When not painting, Werner relishes life in the Sierra Nevada with her family and practices landscape architecture. Her art is found in private collections throughout the United States
The Equine series is an exploration of an animal that has fascinated me since childhood. I consider horses to be the most beautiful of species. Their sensual movement and natural elegance, the way light plays against their curves, and their recurring appearance in myths worldwide make them irresistible to me. For this series, I extract images from photographs that I take then play with composition, color, and values to heighten the emotional impact while welcoming subconscious input on femininity, sensuality, wildness, and freedom.
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Werner’s California Arborescence series taps the beauty of the distinct and varied trees that define forests and describe California landscapes. She illustrates the graceful lines of native trees from their core to their canopy. Her artistic touch moves beyond the confines of the painting surface to include the framing. "When finishing this series, I wanted the frame to not only complement, but to be an extension of, the painting. I began collecting natural materials that I would find at the base of the trees during my photo sessions and used them to embellish plain wood frames. I added paint to tie the frame color into the art as well. It pulled it all together,” said Werner.
Werner created a one-of-a-kind frame for her latest painting, Pinus ponderosa 'Fireworks' on site at Art Obsession Gallery. The painting is now complete and can be viewed at the gallery. Please stop by for a visit and see this stunning and unique piece of work.
Media: Oil on Canvas