My paintings are about curves and color and line and form. The content is scenes from American life surrounding us and delivered with humor and cynicism. People eating , drinking, swimming, bicycling are in all of my paintings.
The German figurative painters of the mid and late 20th century and their engagement with the life and politics around them have influenced me the most. The use and love of color , line and form stem from my fondness of the French impressionists, the Blue Riders and the German Die Brucke group.
My works are on canvas and paper and I use acrylics, oil sticks, oil pastels and charcoal to fill them. Photos of more of my paintings can be seen on my website… shelleyamsel.com