Kari Feuer: Painting in the air.
I painted first in plein air, as a way to be outdoors. While I'm best known for representational landscapes, I have, in recent years, spent time in the realm of "abstract impressionist" oils, also painted mainly with the palette knife. These are my paintings of air, and other ineffable parts of our natural surroundings--heat, mist, scent.
My GPS series is about being up in the air, looking down at the landforms. In acrylics with collaged bits of trash, text or fabric, they represent to me the piling-up of man-made accretions on our landscape.
Kari Feuer grew up among the trees and streams of the coastal Northwest.
An East-coast transplant, she painted for many years in the Hudson River Valley. Cape Cod and the Western mountains are other inspirations. A recent move to coastal North Carolina is providing challenges and excitement in observing the new landscape, with its beaches and marshes. Her work has been shown in many galleries in the Northeast, won national recognition, and has been collected on several continents.