Paige Kalena Follmann
My art arises from my interpretation of themes surrounding nature, the human figure, and still life. My figurative painting style has been described as a modern and imaginative interpretation of classical work or “Matisse meets Picasso." I attempt to create a balanced and harmonious symphony through a thoughtful blending of color fields, geometric and ornamental forms, spiritual symbols, scenes found in nature, and representations of the human figure. My art is not merely an illustration of ideas but also a statement of my thoughts and interpretations of the world. I intend for my art to challenge the viewer to explore the ideas represented in the physical work, both literal and abstract. The combination of my representations is both enticing and playful, grounded in symbolism. My artistic influences are Picasso, Matisse, Kenneth Noland, Hilma af Klint, Helen Frankenthaler, Emma Kunz and Wassily Kandinsky, to name a few.