LongBoat Blue detail by Cathy Hegman

Long Boat Blue detail by Cathy Hegman

Long Boat Blue detail by Cathy Hegman

LongBoat Blue is coming along this week..I am working on a series using the boat as a metaphor for traversing through difficult times in life, it is called my LongBoat Series. In each of these paintings I want to convey the message of isolation we feel when we are faced with difficulty in our lives. I started this series in 2013 and it is continuing this year. I managed to work on 5 new paintings in this series while at Art Colony this past week, and came home and started this one. These paintings take me many hours of thought and layers of paint to find the finish. It is not uncommon for me to have to take a break and come back to some of them, they have profoundly affected my life and my art. I am bringing them all into the studio to continue the search for the finish, in the coming weeks. I want them to be a complete statement, simple and concise but with an intriguing surface technically. I want them to emote a sense of commonality that we all share and experience, and that despite the fact that  it is solitary; this common thread gives us a sense of our inner strength and resilience and in it we find comfort. So far, this is a detail of the current painting I am working on….I like the feel of the figure so far, but it could change….onward I go…


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Take care,

Cathy Hegman

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About Cathy S. Hegman

Art, much like a road links people together both visually and mentally. One can attain a glimpse inside the artist’s soul by studying the artist’s work, and perhaps find something that links them to the artist and the art. A work of art has the ability to resonate and touch the emotions without regard to age, gender, race, or religion through the application of pigment to canvas or paper. Art can be the voice that cries out without limits, or sometimes whispers the thoughts of the creator. Art speaks silently, yet conjures up feelings and gives satisfaction that is undeniable, and yet intrinsic. It validates our need to learn about ourselves, and gives us freedom to search for our own identities. The road is long and often dusty, but always renewing the spirit with inspiration. It is my hope in this lifetime to give a part of what I have learned through and on my journey with others. The deepest form of us is revealed in our thoughts and my art is the translation of my thoughts to paper and canvas. I paint layers of color and line to create a history of marks that will guide the viewer into my world of thought and engage them in the process. I embed personal symbols throughout my art to give it deeper meaning. I encourage you to think about life in a visual way and to contemplate our connections with each other and the world we share.
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