"The flora in "Thicket" are inspired by that of Joshua Tree, California. The limb of a Joshua Tree droops at the top of the composition, with prickly pear and more imaginary plants at the bottom. This was an exploratory piece that began with an abstract application of alcohol inks and watercolor to clayboard, the actual plant forms taking shape later as I let the spontaneous presence of the alcohol ink elements dictate the final composition."
- Paper is 10.5" x 12.5" // Art is 7" x 8.75"
- This is an archival print of Noelle's original painting.
- Each print is signed on the front.
- All of Noelle's prints are produced with professional art materials including pigment-based inks and archival Somerset Velvet fine art paper.
Noelle Phares brings a fresh perspective into her contemporary landscape paintings through examination of the tension between organic and synthetic. As an environmental scientist by training, she allows the same topics that drove her work in the natural sciences to now guide her creative endeavors. Her body of work combines landscape elements with structural geometry to create fractured architectural landscapes that explore the ever-encroaching presence of humanity into previously pristine open spaces. She holds a BS in Biochemistry, and an MS in Environmental Science. She has been painting throughout the American West over the last decade, and currently lives and paints full-time out of Denver, Colorado.