Frances Dodd

While referential, my landscape paintings take a major departure from realism.  Interpreting the landscape has always been my intention.  My objective is to present it in a way that is personal and unique to me.  Eliminating much of the detail seen in nature makes my compositions simpler, yet bolder, while enhancing color, color relationships and dramatic value patterns.

My recent abstract works are painted in cold wax and oil paint; the cold wax mixture resulting in heavy and highly textured paintings requiring a substrate of cradled wood panels.  When asked what my paintings mean, the only response I can offer is that abstract work is best felt emotionally and intuitively, rather than understood.