Jeanie Tomanek

Artist Statement

"Throughout my adult life I have always painted - sometimes only one painting a year. Several years ago I escaped corporate life. Since then I have concentrated on developing my style and voice in my work.

"I paint to explore the significance of ideas, memories, events, feelings, dreams and images that seem to demand my closer attention. Some of the themes I investigate come first in poems I write. Literature, folktales, and myths often inspire my exploration of the feminine archetype. My figures often bear the scars and imperfections that, to me, characterize the struggle to become.

"In my work I use oils, acrylic, pencil and thin glazes to create a multilayered surface that may be scratched through, written on, or painted over to reveal and excavate the images that feel right for the work.

"In reclaiming and reconstructing areas of the canvas, the process of painting becomes analogous to having a second chance at your life, this time a little closer to the heart's desire."

 

"Amethyst Remembrance"

oil on canvas

30" x 40"

 

"Another Thing With Feathers"

oil and collage on canvas

48" x 36"

"Revery Alone Will Do"

oil on canvas

30" x 40"

"Growing Season"

oil on canvas

24" x 24"

"Joy"

oil on canvas

30" x 30"

"Fool for Love"

oil on canvas

8" x 10"

"How She Learned to Fly"

oil on canvas

8" x 10"

*SOLD*

"Handmade Wings"

oil on canvas with collage elements

30" x 40"

 

"Boundary"

oil on canvas

36" x 48"

"Lesson"

oil on canvas

16" x 20"

 

"Harvest"

oil on canvas

20" x 24"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201