Drawing abstract lines, shapes, and exploring the spaces between them can become all engrossing. Adding color derived from the natural world or the imagination can give a drawing further depth and density. Suddenly you can arrive in a new imaginative place that mysteriously exists only within the drawing. In today’s visual world, moving from the tangible to the digital seems more real and more constant. Since we are understanding this world mainly in visual concepts and no longer just in physical objects, maybe abstract art can be an opening to this new future world. When I create a drawing or painting, it feels complete to me when it feels like a new environment of light & shadow, shapes & color–that can be entered and explored at will!
Artist Caroline Kelley currently lives and works in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She is happy to be a member of the NuArts studio group. She regularly studies art at Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY and is a member of the Drawing Galaxy, a group of mainly abstract artists who exhibit around the Hudson Valley. She has been active with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT and has also studied at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA. She grew up in the Berkshires and studied art at Bard College. She has participated in art exhibitions in the Berkshires, the Hudson Valley, Southern Vermont and Hawaii. She currently works as a production designer for The Orvis Company in southern Vermont.