1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Georgetown) Washington, DC 20007 , United States Call Seller 202.965.4601


Flowers of Hope

$ 22,000
  • Description
    Flowers of Hope
    Karen Silve
    Acrylic on canvas
    Size: 120 x 48

    Karen Silve’s intuitive and deliberate acrylic paintings unfold through layers of lush colors, aggressive brushwork and drips pushing and pulling off the sides of her canvases. Her paintings are based on momentary synaesthetic impressions of interactions with nature; a synergy of the amorphous profusion of Silve’s surroundings. She focuses on experiences, discovering life’s little moments of energy and inspiration.

    Karen Silve was born in Springfield IL. Her mother, who is the daughter of an artist and a French chef, exposed Silve and her three siblings to art through visits to museums and classes. She was involved with art through high school and went on to receive a BFA from the University of Alabama, whose painting faculty, including the Italian artist Alvin Sella, had a strong abstract orientation. A formative experience, especially for her color sense, was the summer Silve spent painting the landscape in France at the Leo Marchutz School in Aix-in-Provence.
    In 1993, Silve moved to Portland, Oregon, worked in graphic design and began to explore the painterly process in a series of meditative paintings. Silve has acknowledged the role of personal experience in shaping her work. Crucial to these paintings is their physical immediacy and their connection with the natural world.

    Silve has exhibited her work extensively in solo exhibitions including at the Portland Performing Arts Center, the Forsyth Center Gallery at Texas A&M University, the Visual Art Center of Northwest Florida, the Tuscaloosa Performing Arts Center, and the West Linn Public Library in Oregon. Recently, her artwork has been acquired by two large art collections, one of which specializes in female mid-century abstract expressionist artists.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, Oregon
    Period: New
    Materials: acrylic on canvas
    Condition: New.
    Creation Date: 2021
    Styles / Movements: Abstract Expressionism, Color, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 532270
  • Dimensions
    W. 120 in; H. 48 in; D. 3 in;
    W. 304.8 cm; H. 121.92 cm; D. 7.62 cm;
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Calloway Fine Art & Consulting specializes in contemporary art by local, regional, and international artists. CFAC offers designers, art collectors and enthusiasts a wide range of both representational and abstract paintings and prints, as well as select photography and sculpture. It also offers a small, but interesting, selection of antique and vintage artworks that complement the contemporary collection.

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