BIO

Painting itself, by it's very nature, is a singular, solitary existence. For me, it is always about retreating into my own journey -  making art true to my idea, that is real & honest. I am summoning memories, telling the same story over & over again. There are no people in my work, but there is often a suggestion of their presence, a trace of humanity. Self, place, belonging & the land have long been central themes in my work.


Sometimes, I have thought my work old-fashioned because it wasn't cool or in vogue. 


But now, I am happy to make a place for myself beyond the necessitudes of fashion.


To me, the act of painting encompasses all of who i am. using the simplest of line and shape, the subtlest shift of color, my goal is to evoke an emotion, a feeling, a memory… initially, for me in the doing, and then again and again for the viewer. i paint what i need to paint and am delighted when someone connects to it and it changes their landscape.”

Irma Soltonovich

Portfolio

(contact The Gallery at Matticks Farm to confirm availability, sizes and pricing)

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