Artists: Eliza Heaney, Dorothy Ruth Phelps, Alice Dianne Visker, Joan Deckman, Josh Tolman, Dottie Phelps Visker

About Dorothy Phelps Visker

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My work explores the relationship between seeing and feeling. Paintings colors— watching them explode on the canvas.  Seeing and feeling the texture  with your hands and your heart. There’s always a tension between the feeling of passionate happiness and longing to travel abroad and sites unknown, for me. Can you sense this? Why do I paint? I feel compelled to paint, and start very early in the morning, usually outside in my garden. 

With influences as diverse from Monet, Rembrandt, Ross, Van Gough, Wood, and recently Alremov, new combinations are crafted from both traditional and modern recycled items, and with glitzy brilliance. 

Since I was a student in college, I have been fascinated by art, paint, ceramics, metal and the want to manipulate them into something meaningful. The ability to express myself into the medium means each stroke is very passionate and meaningful to me. As music was scratched into the plastic to make a record—abstract art and a brush is like this for me! Abstract art is giving of yourself, actually! I’m embracing the chaos of life and the inevitability of the reality of my death one day. The circle of life s beautiful and complete, and I want to leave a legacy for all time, to think about. 

I enjoy shimmering coppers and golds and I paint daily and frantically, but precisely what I want. I hope to stir you—look and have you feel, think, and maybe laugh or cry—but most importantly to understand the importance of art in all our lives! 

Art is life.