Artist Ingunn Joergensen has a distinct style and often a different subject matter. She wanted to do something a little more for her summer show at Maine Art Hill.
“In this show, I have explored different landscapes, a subject I love,” says Joergensen.
The new landscapes also come with a pop of color which even Mother Nature would approve of. The peaceful and serene scapes hold swatches of blues and greens and teals that grab the eye and hold interest.
“Color. It is truly how I see many things, not so much in shapes or lines but in patches,” says Joergensen. “This may surprise many, as I am known for a somewhat neutral palette in my work.”
As someone who spends much of her time outside, landscapes are a natural choice. This spring and summer, Joergensen spent many hours alongside the Kennebunk River observing the constant change of colors.
“I watched how deep indigo turns into a rich turquoise or the brightest of blue fades into a soft purple,” she says. “I have so many favorite spots right here in my immediate surroundings. Whether it is the woods, rivers, marshes, or by the ocean, it is here.”
Even though Joergensen does not strive to recreate the landscape in a photo-correct way, she certainly captures it.
“Instead of photorealism, I rather focus on the emotion the landscape brings out, the transparency or translucency of it,” she says. “I try to recreate my impressions in a simple, and hopefully to the viewer, peaceful and contemplative way.”
For those of you who love Joergensen’s Barn Series, have no fear. There are several works from her Barn Series and a few other themes in the show.
“I could not entirely let go of my passion for barns in this show,” shares Joergensen. “They are more of a shelter or a homestead safely rooted or grounded. A sense of belonging to something deeper.”
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