Pierson, Paige – “First Ray” Oil on Canvas (40″ x 16″)
Paige Pierson is known for her abstract landscapes. This piece is entitled, “First Ray”. It is a painting of the Abiquiu, New Mexico area. It is oil on canvas. It is a striking piece with depth in the coloration, especially in the sky. The piece is framed in a wide metal over a wood frame that has a hammered appearance. The second photo is one of the piece “in process” in her studio. We are very pleased to have Paige’s creative contemporary paintings in our gallery!
Paige began her art studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico at The College of Santa Fe. She also attended the art program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Paige completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas in 2008 and has a Master of Science from Texas Woman’s University.
“The majority of my imagery comes from rural America; specifically the American Southwest. Having lived in a large city for the greater part of my life, I feel drawn to open spaces as they relate to the painter’s palette. The suffocation from urban life has brought me closer to the landscapes I often paint. I’m hopeful the viewer is able to gain an understanding of the epic environments I explore and the emphasis I’m attempting to place on their grandeur. There are no greater cathedrals than the canyons, rivers, mountains, and deserts of the Southwest.”