Butterflies & flowers are graphically and dramatically brought to life.
Barcelona-based Carin Gerard is a contemporary classical realism painter. She loves to reduce the color to a monochromatic color palette and tries to make the flowers seem sculptural as if it is coming off the canvas. Her artwork symbolically and harmoniously links large scale paintings of flowers bursting forth with vibrancy from aged grain barrels, butterflies flitting colorfully over satin backdrops, and porcelain dolls that reflect childhood and a sense of loss.
The paintings reveal her attention toward the essence of chiaroscuro – emphasizing clear tonal contrasts of light-dark. Creating “pretty paintings” is never her goal. She strives instead to emphasize the sensual, the powerful and the unexpected of her organic subjects.
Carin Gerard Tinted Rose, 2014 Oil on linen 30 x 30″
Carin Gerard Peony in Bloom, 2014 Oil on linen 36 x 36″
Carin Gerard Dancing Peony, 2014 Oil on linen 30 x 24
Carin Gerard Gardenia Swirl Oil on linen 72 x 84″
Carin Gerard Gardenia Reflection Oil on linen 60 x 50″
Carin Gerard Star Gardenia Oil on linen 60 x 60″
Carin Gerard Sweet Attraction Oil on linen 40 x 40 “
Carin Gerard Connectivity Oil on linen 60 x 46″
Carin Gerard Closeness Oil on linen 60 x 60″
Carin Gerard Bonding Oil on linen 72 x 60″