"Deeply Rooted" by Jeannette MacDougall
artist: JEANNETTE MACDOUGALL
Graphite on wood panel, diptych – 12” x 12” each
Part of the online exhibition, "April Dressed in All Its Trim" with guest curator, Paula Owen
"I am a contemporary artist who works in a multitude of mixed paint mediums. My process culminates in the studio but the joyful inspiration comes from seeking out a piece of the landscape that stops me in my tracks. Like a hunter I observe what is hidden. It is in the underbrush and the dark beauty in nature that appeals to me. Dead limbs, fallen trees are evidence of our impermanence. Perfection is unreal but the imperfect is perfectly beautiful. I build fresco-like paintings in plaster on birch wood panels which can handle the distress of marred surfaces. The application of various layers and removal of pigment is not unlike an excavation. I search for the undiscovered strata beneath the surface only to leave it be and carefully move on to new ground."
–– Jeannette MacDougall
Jeannette is a graduate of Parsons School of Art in NYC and has been an instructor at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio for over 30 years. She is highly accomplished in drawing and painting, and her artwork is widely collected. As a professional artist and art educator, she finds great inspiration and joy in sharing her methods and experiences with those ready to tap into their own dreams of self-expression through art exploration. She is co-partner of Studio Comfort Texas, a contemporary art gallery and teaching studio in Comfort, Texas.
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