JOLIE HARRIS

Paintings

“My works are a dance with spontaneity, nature, and what lies beneath.”

My work is about the exploration of the evocative emotional power of random patterns and visual events in nature. Feeling straight from the heart is brush stroked onto the canvas.  Built layer on layer, the works draw the viewer into intricate, richly textured and expressive surfaces executed with acrylic paints, gels, and modeling paste that are carved and incised using tools and brushes. An avowed colorist, I draw in paint, vibrant or subdued, to create visceral and lyrical all-over compositions comprised of organic and biomorphic shapes. My paintings are best approached not in a search for their intended meaning, but with openness to the emotions they can stir. Jolie Harris is an expressionist process painter exploring chance patterns and visual events discovered in the natural world. She studied at the California College of Design, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art School. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows at commercial, nonprofit, university, and alternative spaces.  She is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Delray Beach, Florida.

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