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Elaine Coombs

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In Pursuit of Alignment, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 48 X 60 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2012
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Quiet Aspiration, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 40 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2012
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Let go the light, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X 48 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2012
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The space between now, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 40 X 60 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2012
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Take me all the way, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 30 X 70 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2012
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When you know 1, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 40 X 30 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2012
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Special 3, 2012 Acrylic On Panel 10 X 10 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2012
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Special 5, 2012 Acrylic On Panel 10 X 10 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2012
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Upward and within, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 66 X 60 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2009
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The move towards center, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 66 X 60 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2009
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In contrast to what came before (diptych), 2009 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 72 X 120 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2009
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Adapting to the day, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 32 X 42 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2009
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Tree of life, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 60 X 72 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2009
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It was there all the time, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas Over Panel 80 X 30 Inches © Elaine Coombs 2009
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Quick Facts
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
University of Toronto- Erindale College, 1996, Art & Art History Specialist
Sheridan College Canada, 1996, Studio Art
Representing galleries
Davidson Galleries - Seattle, Hespe Gallery
Tags
Forests, trees, landscape, figurative
Statement

STATEMENT

The forest is my spiritual haven, a personal refuge. It is a peaceful place to relax, walk, meditate, and be with my own thoughts. Silence is found here, until I listen closely and then it becomes alive in its own chorus. My spirit soars as my body restores balance. I feel the weight and presence of the tall, thick trunks that bend as they hit the sky, like guardians that shield me from the world beyond. As sunlight sprinkles through moving leaves far above, it reminds me of the colored light that filters through the clerestory stained glass windows of great churches.

I believe there are many such spaces as these, places that give people peace and clarity and help us remember our innate wellness. These places are where problems become less important, and where we can simply remember the joy of living. I have been thinking about how we are all connected. I believe there is an energy flowing through all things, whether it is rock, tree, sky or human. This belief has led me to reflect upon my choice to paint the forest landscape as an expression of a worldview of joyful interdependence.

 

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