Catherine Marchand, "Lily," Oil, 22X28.
Realism is coming in style!! There is a longing to see beauty, grace and excellence of the traditional art of our past centuries within our culture today. Representational art is making a comeback as people are hungry for art that respects our minds, spirits and our reason and love of true beauty. Catherine's admiration for the old masters impels her to produce works that embody this same philosophy. She sets out to create work that draws its inspiration from real life. Desiring to tell a story, she sets up a theme with live models then works to capture the beauty of light on her subjects maintaining the luminosity of the oil pigments. Her "Romantic Realism" style hints of a time long past, yet contemporary in feel. Anyone can relate to art that displays the beauty of emotion and human spirit and Catherine surely captures this in her work. It is a must see in our day in age.