Jill Madden

Oil Paintings

Statement

My focus tends towards connections that light creates. The colors and shapes light creates while wrapping around objects and figures, and the interstices of shadow form my work.  I sketch these moments not to describe them, but to understand and relay them.  The coastal and mountain landscapes I inhabit, as well as the people, animals, woods and water, inspire my work. My process begins with drawing as a compositional tool to construct the space. Color notations create light which in turn creates form.   I love the sensual quality of paint, and I try to share that through my work.