Paintings by Holly Roberts
"In attempting to understand the complicated issues that have to do with fear, anxiety, loneliness, humor, love and the interconnectedness of living beings, I find myself creating paintings that are as simple and as honest as I can make them."
Holly Roberts uses her own black-and-white photographs as a ground for heavily painted, etched, scraped and smeared images. After paint is applied to the photograph, the original image often becomes indiscernible and hidden, though its subject matter, form or composition guides Roberts through the process until the finished image relays its straightforward and direct message.
There is more information about Holly at www.edelmangallery.com/roberts.htm.