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ELAINE COOMBS
San Francisco, CA

BA, 1996
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO


DIPLOMA OF FINE ARTS , 1996
SHERIDAN COLLEGE OAKVILLE, ON

In my works on paper, I like to portray the linear forms of tree trunks and boughs interacting with the fluid forms of leaves in sunlight and shade.  What is left untouched in these works becomes just as important as what is painted.  The openness between the forms taking on an energy and awareness all it’s own.  This space does not seem empty, but instead appears to surround and complete what is near.
 
I have been thinking about how we are all connected.  I believe there is energy flowing through all things- whether it is rock, tree, sky or human.  This has led me to look at my choice to paint the forest landscape as an expression of a worldview of joyful interdependence.
 
 
- Elaine Coombs
  April, 2007

 

Attention-Carnelian Bay, 2007
Acrylic on paper,  26" x 22"



Energy-Carnelian Bay, 2007
Acrylic on paper,  26" x 22"

Within-Carnelian Bay, 2007
Acrylic on paper,  30" x 22"
sold

Flow-Carnelian Bay, 2007
Acrylic on paper,  26" x 22"

Across-Carnelian Bay, 2007
Acrylic on paper,  30" x 22"
sold


Above-Carnelian Bay, 2007
Acrylic on paper,  6" x 11"
sold

Below-Carnelian Bay, 2007
Acrylic on paper,  6" x 11"
sold