The Weir Farm Art Residency will provide an inspired environment to help facilitate a fresh and new body of work. I seek to integrate more deeply the techniques of Chinese brush painting with other approaches to watercolor and image making in my work.
I first started to learn Chinese brush techniques in graduate school, when I took a course entitled, "Chinese Painting." I have since worked to create my own unique take on these techniques.
During the residency, I will eperiment more with traditional Chinese subjects and aesthetics on toned and marbled backgrounds, study these echniques on a range of surfaces, and explore how I might integrate advanced watercolor techniques into the process. I will also wet-mount and frame final works as needed.
For the duration of my career so far, I've had to fit my painting in whenever I wasn't working or seeking work; evenings, weekends, and vacations. After twenty years, I recently reevaluated this approach and gave my mid-career status a thorough assessment. This led to me renewing my commitment to a durable and dedicated art career with my painting. The Weir Farm Residency will be part of my revitalization process.
~ Angi Shearstone
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Weir Farm Art Center 735 Nod Hill Road Wilton, CT 06897