ANGEL O’LEARY

A series of paintings and monoprints all based upon trees and wooded areas. Most of the tree painting are to exact scale. I did sketches of the chosen trees and then measured the exact dimensions of the areas I was working with.




I also wanted to work directly with wood. Many of the paintings are on panel, but not just painted. I used plywood so I could carve into it and peel away layers to get the textures and depths I wanted to work with.




For the prints I incorporated wood veneer and paper chunks into the printing process, layering it on using Chine-collé technique. I did this to create a sense of wandering in a thicket.



I have always had ambivalent feelings about the woods. I find them scary but am drawn to wandering into them.