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Margaret Donharl

Boulder, CO, USA

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My process involves applying paint and glazes onto recycled hardwood doors using my own hand cut stencils. Building layers of luminous color, pattern, and organic forms creates a complex visual weave and provides textural backgrounds for my acrylic paintings. Early in the process, I work more intuitively with paint, adding and subtracting many elements to experiment with imagery. I’m interested in recording the accidents and erasures in the process and I remain open to the unexpected, the surprising. I may start with an original intention of what the painting will be, but, at some point, the background informs me of what the painting wants to be. While not attempting a literal portrayal, I always include realistic images in the final layers.

Painting/Acrylic

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