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Gloria Matuszewski Paintings
Gloria Matuszewski, painter
My goal in my work is to try to create a meditative field that brings to the viewer a sense of peace and completion. I begin by drawing a grid of half inch squares in light pencil over the canvas or sheet of paper. I then proceed to fill in each square one at a time. In the paintings there are many many layers that need to dry in between as I work on oil paint to create teh depth and variation I like, and the texture. I pay attentions to each and every square, in a very ritualistic manner.

The recent drawings are inspired by and pay tribute to anonymous artisans, usually women and children, who have worked for centuries, and continue to work laboriously creating beautiful fabrics and textiles to clothe, decorate and bring warmth and beauty to everyday life. Of late I've been making up patterns as I go, drawing on simple geometric shapes, adding more complexity to the field perhaps. I've also been exploring small drawings on vintage book pages, enjoying teh added depth and variation the beutiful pages provide.

I like the quiet while I work, addressing each and every square. I liken this process to my daily tai chi practice. The form is set and my task is to simply pay attention and mindfully go through the slow moving dance, learn from and absorb the form, and, finally, to embrace the "Chi" created, and then let it go.  ~ Gloria Matuszewski, 2016

J F Kennedy University, Arts and Consciousness, Orinda, California
Secondary Teaching Credential, SF State University
BA Fine Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA


 
 Featured Collection (Total Items: 7)
Lemongrass
Lemongrass
Price:  $2,400.00
Transformation
Transformation
Price:  $2,800.00
With Geraniums At The Windows and Doves on the Roof
With Geraniums At The Windows and Doves on the Roof
Price:  $1,900.00
By The Light 2
By The Light 2
Price:  $2,400.00
First Light
First Light
Price:  $2,400.00
Green Tapestry
Green Tapestry
Price:  $3,100.00
Finding Refuge
Finding Refuge
Price:  $3,600.00
  
 

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