artist profile

Oregon painter Elizabeth Bauman is the newest addition to Art Interiors’ roster of artists, and my latest obsession. Her paintings have a disquieting loveliness and nostalgia reminiscent of old family photos and portraits. Simple, abstract forms are the foundation of her work, subdued in a soft, pretty palette. In their stillness, austere poses and vacant stares, her figures emanate an air of solemnity and formality.
I’m captivated by Dorian Scott‘s newest series. Hauntingly beautiful images are rendered in rich oil paint, while a minimal background enables some breathing room. Simple narrative is lost through the isolation of a single, enigmatic image, or the combination of unexpected objects. Something secretive is going on. - Patricia
I always lament the end of summer. As the mornings turn cool, I find myself gravitating towards images of warmth and play. Dean West's series "Around the Bend", taken in Grand Bend, Ontario, is helping me cope with the inevitability of darkness at 4pm, and minus something degree weather. It takes an Australian photographer to successfully capture Canada's landscape in a summery warmth, while simultaneously highlighting the country's intrinsic vastness. - Patricia