Shara Hughes, 2012. Curtain Forest, Oil, acrylic, enamel on canvas, 40 x 34 inches
Jerri Lisk - paintings on metal
A new 76 page magazine featuring original paintings on aluminum by artist Jerri Lisk. Jerri sets out into deserts, down river canyons, up craggy ridges and onto the tops of peaks guarded by ancient limber pine. There, so often in the depth of the wild, she captures in pen the stark forms of mountain maple, aspen, juniper, ash, scrub mahogany and towering cottonwood. She adds the arcs hills and valleys, shadows and sky, weaving them around her compositions in ways that sing of branch, trunk, crotch, limb and leaf as no one can. In her studio, she strengthens every line, painting each onto the surface of metal, layering her shapes with intense color, contrast and depth of light. Her striking work transcends the literal and is neither conceptual nor fully abstract.