Carole Arnston

 

Intended to picture the sublime liberation and sensual joy found in the natural atmosphere of the West Coast, the oil painting of Carole Arnston is developed from out of her drive to explore and experience the natural landscape. From these explorations she enters into a dialogue with masters of abstraction. Drawing from the influence of Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell, Arnston defines her work as a lyrical abstraction, exposing the subtleties and rhythms found in the skies, the westerly winds and rains. From a studio found in the deep western rainforest, it’s difficult to ignore the hint of cedar, the transcendental and strange power of the ocean that occupy each original composition.