Monday, February 2, 2009

Color and Pattern

(Ann Hanrahan Images)

I recently discovered the art of Ann Hanrahan. To say that I am in love with her work is an understatement. Hanrahan, a painter, lives full time Northeast Ohio and part time upstate New York.

Her paintings are animated by an expert use of color and pattern. They almost dance off the canvas and are simply a delight to the eye. Her fresh use of color and overlapping patterns are an inspiration to my own work. The end result is a gorgeous juxtaposition of color, shape and line much like a collage.