An Element of Space
Veronica Dyer has included a new series of abstract portraits in this exhibit. She describes her art as spontaneous. "In each of my pieces anything is possible and each work is wrought with risk. Yet in spite of this, many times I consciously leave empty spaces - blank, untouched canvas - which leaves the viewer to traverse the blank areas in the process, feeling the integration of the whole."
Working primarily with acrylics, she builds her artwork in consecutive layers. It is the constant progression of a piece that excites her - the changes, the challenges and the accidents, too. From that comes her enjoyment and fulfillment, seeing and feeling the canvas acquire its own life, an expression of the intangible coming from all realms of her experiences.
Dyer was born in Venezuela and has resided in the United States for the last 12 years. Her love of art and special capacity for painting are natural extensions of her family gifts. She took her first art classes at age 13 with her grandfather, Italian artist Nerino de Panfilis, who painted in the style of the figurative movement, which ultimately lead Dyer to the self-discovery at an early age that her "style" was one that offered more freedom, one that represents a combination of different cultures, blending an Old World sensibility with the new.
Dyer's paintings can be found in private collections in Venezuela, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Switzerland. Her work is currently represented by Affaire D'Arte in Galveston, TX, Galeria Regina, Mixed Emotions Fine Art and Archway Gallery in Houston, TX.