Artist Bio

What would you do if you found out your ability to visually take in the world was slipping away from you with every moment? For Zoe, diagnosed with a rare genetic eye disease that is progressively eroding her vision, the answer is simple: seek out, revel in, and actively create as many wild, daring, and beautiful things as you possibly can.

Zoe lives in Portsmouth, NH with her lovely husband, Russell, and their precocious felines, Milo & Clementine. Captivated by the timelessness and serenity of the painting process she paints nearly every day, continually working to grow her skills and to deepen her connection with her work and the beauty that inspires it. A self-taught and somewhat lawless artist, Zoe is deeply intrigued by the magic and dexterity of color and paints with a playful exuberance and bold expressionism that pulls her passion and personality into her art. She believes in constantly re-exploring the bounds of what her work can do, as well as cultivating the curiosity and bravery required to expand her creativity and seek out new ideas, concepts, and methods in all things.

With a love for a large variety of subjects, Zoe’s paintings range from human and animal portraiture to landscape compilations and vibrant still life interpretations. Her art has won a handful of awards this past year, including Best in Show at the Seacoast Artist Association’s “Reflections” exhibit and First Place in Acrylic Works at the Greeley Park Art Show.

Her work can be found in various galleries around New England, several private collections, as well as a variety of shows and festivals throughout the year.

 

Main Subject

Bold & Whimsical Portrait, Landscape, and Lifestyle Interpretations

 

Materials and Techniques

I do all my larger work on raw birch panel boards, primed with variously textured gesso. Acrylics are my preferred medium, and I use a combination of brushes, sponges, rubber stamps, towels, spray bottles, and spatulas to apply. I also use my hands quite a bit to paint. Depending on the piece, I may utilize crepe paper or old wrapping paper scraps to add texture and dimension, though this is usually series specific.

 

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