Sylvia Van Oene
Artist’s Statement: Art is a very individual expression. I paint to tell a story of what I find visually appealing to me. Daily I see things that trigger the “Wow”. I can’t paint them all, but I try to paint some. I love gardening, so you will see a lot of flowers. I am intrigued with the interplay of shadows in the petals or how a bee is getting at the nectar. I like realism in my paintings but like to explore using some abstract components within the painting. I like to explore using vibrant colors and sometimes you may not visually understand the colors in some paintings. It may challenge your reality. But we spend much of our lives seeing without observing. Art is about observing in our own creative way.