Kandinsky states, "Color is a power which directly influences the soul." I concur as color elicits an emotional response in me. From electric, fluorescent pop colors to subdued earth colors to tonal expanses, I note my perception transmits different moods according to color variation. Abstraction in drawing allows me to interlace color, form, line and pattern. It is a mysterious language in tune with exemplifying the qualities of color and light.
I appreciate combining watercolor, pastel and pencil on paper to regard color and light in its variety of reflective, absorbed, diffused or opaque faculties.
Mary Licause began her artistic inquiry in her 20's alongside an artist friend. She studied botanical drawing in New York City at the Botanic Gardens. Her interest in watercolor developed further and with it her encounters with color as idea and emotion wove together. Her studies continue with Meredith Rosier and Staats Fasholdt at The Woodstock School of Art, NY.
She frequently exhibits her work and has recently shown at:
The Wired Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY.
Jacaruso Gallery in Rhinebeck, NY.
The Rep Gallery in Albany, NY.
The Doghouse Gallery, Saugerties, NY.
The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum