Colleen works with acrylic paints and mediums, photographic image transfers and collage. Colleen starts by building up the surface with acrylic paints and mediums. Next she transfers on photographic image(s), then add more acrylic paint and/or collage to enhance the final piece.
Colleen Ewing has had a passion for painting since she was very young. Primarily a self-taught artist, Colleen’s work flows between realism and abstraction. In her latest series, the artist works with acrylic paints and mediums, image transfers from her own photography, and collage.
The power and beauty of nature, particularly the sky, evokes a sense of spirituality in Colleen which inspires every piece she creates. She is struck by the smallness of mankind against something much larger than us. She strives to capture the magnificence of the natural world, and often contrasts it with the touch of mankind, which has a beauty of its own. Each image comes from the artist’s imagination.
The most powerful images we have are in our dreams. I want my art to inspire the viewer to dream a little, to feel joy and inspiration from every piece I create. My work is meant to be a reminder of the beauty and hope that is all around us.