Cristy West
Color Weave, ZuletaColor Weave, Gray-Green-VioletColor Weave, Rippling Purple and BlueColor Weave, OtovaloColor Weave, Perforated BluesColor Weave, Rippling BluesColor Weave, Dawn LightColor Weave, Blue-Green TwilightColor Weave, Summer RainColor Weave, Spring FieldsColor Weave, Pale Green and BlueColor Weave, Red BandColor Weave, Orange StripedColor Weave, PegucheColor Weave, SunburstColor Weave, Late Winter
Color Weaves
Color Weaves

Each painting in this series is an intuitive exploration of color and color relationships, with vibrant hues contained and constrained within a strict vertical format. Although abstract, the work is inspired by the moods and elements of the natural world. My working process involves the gradual layering of paint, collage and gestural mark-making. As each piece comes into being, I look for the moment when the painting takes on a life of its own and almost seems to dance.

Many of these paintings were displayed in a 2009 show at the North Haven Gallery and can be seen, framed and in various groupings, in the Shows and Exhibits section of this website.