Heavy Feeders 1 and 2, both 34”x20” oil on canvas
An overlook is a place to pause from the heavily beaten path to contemplate an extraordinary vista. Sometimes we use overlooks as a place to rest, consult a road map, or take in nourishment. It is a place to take a break, after which we are renewed spiritually, intellectually, and physically. An object or place that is overlooked often requires an unusual point of view to be appreciated. Sometimes all we have to do is slow down, or look closely, or take a step back to find the beauty of the ordinary.
An artist is an editor; I paint to show what and how I see. Present in my paintings is empathy and wonder for the overlooked, unwanted, and simple beauty. My subjects are unique rather than perfect. I celebrate their color, rhythm, geometry, and force.
- Nina Gomez Gordon
Roots, 26”x24” oil on canvas
Leaves of Grass and After the Harvest, both 24”x24” oil on masonite