Artist StatementThe paintings in this series depart from my training in narrative work. They are abstractions based on landscape drawings. The brushwork and color shifts mimic the reflection of sunlight and shadow through a landscape without remaining literal. This functionally expands flat interior spaces by moving the eye through colors of varying intensity. Looking at the work allows the mind to decompress as it would while gazing across an open field, through an overgrown garden, or a beyond a clearing in the woods. Shifts of perception create an expansive quality in the experience of the audience.
Elisabeth Gambino holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is an active artist and educator in the Baltimore area, teaching for Baltimore City Public Schools and Bard College, and training art teachers through the Maryland Artistry in Teaching Institute. Ms. Gambino has exhibited in four states and has received fellowships to study art, culture, and art education on four continents, including shows in France and Malaysia.