Marian Yap has won the Spirit of Winter International Art Competition sponsored by Art Quench Gallery. Her mixed media painting, SHIMO - Frost, was the winning piece. Juror Monica Hicks says, " I am in awe of how flat, and yet meaningful the creases and layering of this material is. I find the monochrome layers of paper, consciously divided into planes and speaking certainly of the spirit of winter, to be an effective use of material and a well done exercise in restraint."
Marian says, "The painting of SHIMO - Frost began as a representation of winter. As I worked on it I was able to convey a feeling of the cold and how the heavy frost or snow of winter envelopes the landscape to where only some remnants of life are visible. I wanted the minimalism of the painting to prevail and I hope that I have scceeded in doing so."
Her work will be represented on the online gallery www.ArtQuenchGallery.com
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