In the end, all painting is abstract. Even the most realistic of paintings needs a well devised compositional abstraction beneath its finely rendered surface. Just as poetry refines and simplifies, so abstraction condenses thought, emotion, and visual image into a set of rhythms, marks, colors, and balance. There is not only a visual sense, but also a felt sense when the poem is finished, the thought condensed, the experience suggested, but not explained.
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Sandra Speidel Interview for Wine Country Women
About the artist
Sandra Speidel is an actively exhibiting artist, focusing on the figure and abstractions. Though her paintings are anchored in classic painting and drawing, they suggest a broader story through the addition of abstract marks and symbols.
San Francisco Virtual Open Studios September to October 2020
September 15 to October 16, I am participating in the San Francisco Open Studios through Artspan, which replaces Art Trails for this year 2020.
If you find work on my website that you would like to see in person, please email me for an open air appointment at my studio or a virtual tour via Zoom.