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Artist Statement – Olivia Pendergast

The paintings that I create are a direct reflection of the experience I am having.  I simply see something that creates movement, stirs something that feels like California Poppy orange or a particular note in a song that brings forth tears of recognition. A giddiness rises in the chest and a “yes” that is curious about a mother holding her child to her chest, or the way light comes through a blackberry bramble.

By being present I am aware of hundreds of times a day when this movement occurs and as a way to express the excitement, I am moved to paint.

If someone gleans something from that it is of their own accord, through their own precious movement.