A collection of paintings inspired by elements in nature. The landscape in Montana, where I reside and of my childhood home in Cashmere, WA are full of beauty year round. This collection of paintings shows the use of watercolour and a collage of rice papers which channel and absorb paint and water in very exciting ways. The method of collage and marking the paper with leaves, gives my work its abstract quality. The body of work for this book explores the use of locally harvested leaves by capturing their impression with watercolor or acrylic onto paper or canvas.
Works of art can enliven our daily lives, remind us of what is important and can create a reference to the world around us. I’m Sheri Trepina and I design colorful, textural hanging art pieces inspired by elements of nature. The technique of Collage is a favorite; I love the rich textures and line you get by the layering of delicate papers and paint. The movement of paint and water against these layers is exciting; to me, and gives my work an abstract quality.