Blossom No. 3
by Heather Chontos
Intent on capturing the beauty and unrestricted potential of abstraction through instinctive mark-making, the artist uses color, shape, and scale to create compositions that are informed by various landscapes, delicate details and moments of light. Eschewing traditional brushes, she layers paint on the canvas using shards of repurposed plastic for more intense saturation. Expressive and graceful at once, Blossom No. 3 is one of six original paintings in our exclusive Schoolhouse Art Studio collection by abstract painter Heather Chontos.
Dimensions: 16 W x 20 H x 3/4 D
Product material: Oil on Canvas
Product origin: USA
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Weight: 2.64 lb
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As a painter, Heather focuses her fine art practice on the ambiguity and unique beauty of abstract painting, creating art that explores compositions of her materials through light, color, shape, scale and form. These forms are interpretations of her surrounding environment, delicate details, vulnerable landscapes and moments of light. Through these works she aims to inspire an intimate dialogue with the viewer and her deep emotional connection to her impulsive mark making. She is driven by an intuition that guides each gesture, building the layers of her work through unforgiving and direct expression.
Heather does not utilize paint brushes or other traditional implements, rather she uses scraps of plastic, such as manipulated plastic cards. Used credit cards and hotel room key cards have the perfect flexible edge that allow a direct impact on the materials at hand, allowing a great amount of saturation for the penetrative marks and fields of colour. She is also able to draw long lengths of lines with these fine edges, allowing the most direct involvement of her hand.