The strong connection with abstraction helped Nelle Ferrara discover the face in color and form. Nelle found something personal and profound within these character paintings as they presented themselves to her. Gender and age are not present while eccentricity and individuality took importance.
Artist’s Statement: In my work, I often create an abstraction of organic subjects such as the human figure and other systems of nature. Using bold colors such as gold and silver mixed with rustic orange and the occasional vivid blue or purple, I create a world of complex modern expressionism. I also strive to cover new ground every time I take my paintbrush in hand, pushing my work in different directions. With an open mind, I use my intuitive responses to the visual world to create hidden and unique color combinations… perhaps my interpretation of the auras of my subjects. In the end, each piece is its own element of compositional and physical surface surprise.