Jill Christian

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Website: http://www.jillchristian.com

City / State: Albuquerque, NM

Having spent time on the water while growing up, I find parallels between the ocean and the great expanses of land and sky here in New Mexico. My inspiration comes from the colors, rhythms, and patterns I see in the landscape, and from the ocean landscapes of my memories—the sea, the sky, and the distant horizon.

My recent series Rise/Set explores light and color in the transitional moments of dawn and dusk. These paintings present fields of brushstrokes that fill the canvas with subtly shifting colors. Working within a structure of repetition and the grid, I create rhythmic patterns that I hope will invite quiet contemplation of the painting surface.