"The selected works were originally part of a broader series depicting travel experiences. Some images were inspired by my actual travels, and some paintings visualized places I hoped to visit someday. I began with India and Cambodia, two places I have yet to visit. And hoped to expand into places I had visited – like, Japan, for example. The travel series did not ever come to completion due to the extreme popularity of the paintings inspired by India. The “elephant paintings” as they’re known became immensely popular. As a result, the series never left the south Asian country, with the exception of Cambodia.
The paintings are inspired by the simple, yet complex forms of Charley Harper. Stylized landscapes are created through the use of angular forms, sprinkled with intricate details inspired by the beautiful architecture of the country. Acrylic paint is applied in layers upon layers to create subtle, tone on tone backgrounds that provide a graphic backdrop in which I paint a very detailed focal point. Feature elements are color coordinated with the backgrounds in order to provide maximum contrast. I explore the prospect of travel through bold, whimsical interpretations of environments around the world."
adrienne's work is featured in our exhibition, Hodge Podge, October 2017-January 2018.