Small Abstracts on Paper

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Karin Olah, Pink Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Pink Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Fuchsia Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Fuchsia Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Crimson Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Crimson Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Bubblegum Smooch, 10x8, 240.
Karin Olah, Bubblegum Smooch, 10x8, 240.
Karin Olah, Petal Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Petal Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Poppy Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Poppy Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Tangerine Smooch, 10x8, 240.
Karin Olah, Tangerine Smooch, 10x8, 240.
Karin Olah, Bumblebee Smooch, 10x8, 240.
Karin Olah, Bumblebee Smooch, 10x8, 240.
Karin Olah, Chartreuse Smooch, 10x8,240.
Karin Olah, Chartreuse Smooch, 10x8,240.
Karin Olah, Mint Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Mint Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Jade Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Jade Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Emerald Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Emerald Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Royal Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Royal Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Swimming Pool Smooch, 10x8,
Karin Olah, Swimming Pool Smooch, 10x8,
Karin Olah, Ocean Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Ocean Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Indigo Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Indigo Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Iris Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Iris Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, French Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, French Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Periwinkle Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Periwinkle Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Lilac Smooch, 10x8, 240
Karin Olah, Lilac Smooch, 10x8, 240
Lavender Smooch 1
Lavender Smooch 1

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, 14 x 11 inches, $360, Available at Gregg Irby Gallery.

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Lavender Smooch 2
Lavender Smooch 2

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, 14 x 11 inches, $360, Available at Gregg Irby Gallery.

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Lavender Smooch 3
Lavender Smooch 3

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, 14 x 11 inches, $360, Available at Gregg Irby Gallery.

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Lavender Smooch 4
Lavender Smooch 4

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, 14 x 11 inches, $360, Available at Gregg Irby Gallery.

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Vessel Stack 2
Vessel Stack 2

2017, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, image size: 16 x 13 inches, in a 20 x 16 inch silver frame, $550, Available at Corrigan Gallery, 7 Broad St, Charleston SC, 843.722.9868

Lemon Ice 2
Lemon Ice 2

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, image size: 10 x 8 inches, in a 14 x 11 inch thick white mat, $250, Available at Corrigan Gallery, 7 Broad St, Charleston SC,

Lemon Ice 6
Lemon Ice 6

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, image size: 10 x 8 inches, in a 17 x 14 inch silver frame with neutral linen mat, $360, Available at Corrigan Gallery, 7 Broad St, Charleston SC, 843.722.9868

Lime Ice 2
Lime Ice 2

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, image size: 10 x 8 inches, in a 14 x 11 inch thick white mat, $250, Available at Corrigan Gallery, 7 Broad St, Charleston SC, 843.722.9868

Blue Slushy
Blue Slushy

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, image size: 9 x 9 inches, in a 13 x 13 inch silver frame with neutral linen mat, $300, Available at Corrigan Gallery, 7 Broad St, Charleston SC, 843.722.9868

Fabric Sketch 16
Fabric Sketch 16

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, 15 x 11 inches, $360, Available at Gregg Irby Gallery.

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Fabric Sketch 12
Fabric Sketch 12

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, 15 x 11 inches, $360, Available at Gregg Irby Gallery.

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Edge of Delft 4
Edge of Delft 4

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, 24 x 16 inches, $500 unframed. Available at Gregg Irby Gallery.

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Edge of Delft 3
Edge of Delft 3

2018, Mixed Media with Textiles on Paper, 24 x 16 inches, $500 unframed. Available at Gregg Irby Gallery

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I adore working small - at this size, you are asked to look closer and to see the textiles and texture.

Inspiration is drawn from the farms near my hometown in Lititz, Pennsylvania, the marsh and beach near my current home in Charleston, South Carolina, and also from a patchwork - of memories, dreamy places, and abstracted landscapes.

 

This work is a visual smash-up of painting and quilt-making. I continue to use my signature collage process of intricate fabric cuts soaked in rice starch and applied as brushstrokes. However, only up close does a viewer see the hand-dyed cotton, linen, and silk fabrics I use.  My process begins with an under-drawing akin to an architectural draft. Sometimes these lines peek through, revealing a history of mark making. I add more layers with opaque gouache, acrylic paint, watercolor crayons, pencil, and pastels.  

 

I am interested in finding metaphorical connections between fabric and subject matter.