Allison Gildersleeve: Natural Impressionism

Allison Gildersleeve, Squall, 2011, oil and alkyd on canvas, 66 x 72 inches (cou
Allison Gildersleeve, Squall, 2011, oil and alkyd on canvas, 66 x 72 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Forrest Perrine blogs about paintings by Allison Gildersleeve.

Perrine writes that Gildersleeve's paintings "are all about the wild wild wilderness – its colors, life, fractal chaos – that we too easily overlook. From a distance, Allison’s work looks almost expressionist, but as you look more, you notice meticulously painted shapes that look more and more like trees and branches and realize what she really seems like she’s trying to express is the impression the awe of the natural world has on her."

A video studio visit with Gildersleeve is also available at Gorky's Granddaughter.