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About the Artist
The painting used throughout this app, ‘Above Dumas Road,’ has been generously provided by Expressionist painter, Brenda J. Clark.
The Artist Statement of Brenda J. Clark
Born and raised in the rolling hills of northeast Missouri, I grew up on a farm, working the garden and herding cattle at an early age. I followed my father out into the fields, where he excavated ponds, tore out old fence rows, and moved dirt to shape the land.
Having a bond with the land at an early age helped define my understanding about light, form, texture, and color. And I began to shape my feelings without constraint. Even today, it is this freedom and its associated spontaneity that drives me to paint outdoors and that ties my paintings together.
Painting on location remains my preference, and seeking a place to paint is not difficult for me. The outdoors’ elements shape my Expressionistic style of bold, tightly assembled brush strokes, layers of brilliant colors, and uniquely rich textures – all woven together as one composition. Being outdoors drives my intuition and creative use of movement and color choice. My color choices and mark making are a direct result of capturing an always-changing moment. Both are never predetermined. While studied, I am always interested in the rawness of what I capture.
One may not quite understand my color choices or my mark making. Yet, I hope that most people develop some feelings from my paintings, and that these feelings stir them to think, examine, and imagine. Such reflection is one of my artistic pursuits, while striving for a subliminal beauty of the paint stroke.
I paint in all seasons, using acrylics on arches paper, wood, and canvas. My paintings vary in size and format, from miniatures that one can hold in the palm of their hand to large scale paintings that can make up a rather large wall.
Brenda J. Clark was born in Green City, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984 from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, and a Master of Fine Arts in 1989 from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Clark was a professor in the Department of Art at Michigan State University from 1989 -1999. She resides in Leland with her spouse, Johnston M. Mitchell and their two daughters.