Low Country Water Halos

"Abstracts"

WATER HALOS

Lisa M. Shimko winner of the 2016 Coastal Community Foundation's Griffith Reyburn Lowcountry Artist Award

These paintings are my attempt at describing and celebrating the landscapes of the Low Country without the usual language of representational painting.

Within these works are my meditations of the  aquatic world and the edges of land to the  water, constantly changing with tides, various organisms big and small and accentuating the range of colors found both up close and seen at the landscapes' distance.

The act of painting, especially with the repetition of circular forms, is also a meditative process much like the personal solace of being by the water.

These paintings are not meant to be an illustration of Low Country landscapes, but portals of my experience/feeling of the meandering waterways and the energy of the many organisms that call it home. Using vivid and varying colors found in nature but released on my canvases, re-arranged in a more abstract way, moving away from the usual landscape schemas each viewer is welcome to conjure their own stories..

Lowcountry Water Halos Morning Rise
Lowcountry Water Halos Morning Rise

18" x 34", acrylic on wood

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Lowcountry Water Halos Morning Tide
Lowcountry Water Halos Morning Tide

18" x 48", acrylic on wood

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Lowcountry Water Halos Noon
Lowcountry Water Halos Noon

18" x 60", acrylic on wood

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Lowcountry Water Halos Dusk
Lowcountry Water Halos Dusk

18" x 48", acrylic on wood

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Lowcountry Water Halos Sunset
Lowcountry Water Halos Sunset

18" x 34", acrylic on wood

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Water Halos (subtle connection)
Water Halos (subtle connection)

30" x 30", acrylic on canvas

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Spring Shower
Spring Shower

48" x 48", acrylic on canvas

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Summer Shower 1
Summer Shower 1

20" x 30", acrylic on canvas

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Summer Shower II
Summer Shower II

20" x 30", acrylic on canvas

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Teal Water Halos I
Teal Water Halos I

11" x 14", acrylic on canvas

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Teal Water Halos II
Teal Water Halos II

9" x 12", acrylic on canvas

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Dream Garden V
Dream Garden V

20" x 16", acrylic on canvas

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Water Halo Cosmos
Water Halo Cosmos

18" x 60", acrylic on wood

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Water Halo Dusk
Water Halo Dusk

20" x 60", acrylic on wood

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Water Halo Siesta
Water Halo Siesta

20"x 60", acrylic on wood

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Water Halo Summertide
Water Halo Summertide

acrylic on wood, 20"x 60"

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Morningtide Water Halos
Morningtide Water Halos

18" x 48", acrylic on wood

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Water Halos II
Water Halos II
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Night Window
Night Window

12" x 24" acrylic on canvas

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Water Halos VI
Water Halos VI
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water halos V
water halos V
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Halo Garden I
Halo Garden I

8" x 8", mixed media on wood

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Halo Garden II
Halo Garden II

8" x 8", mixed media on wood

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Halo Garden III
Halo Garden III

8" x 8", mixed media on wood

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Halo Garden IV
Halo Garden IV

8" x 8", mixed media on wood

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Halo Garden V
Halo Garden V

8" x 8", mixed media on wood

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Water Ghosts IV
Water Ghosts IV

10" x 14", mixed media on wood

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Water Halos 4
Water Halos 4

24" x 36", acrylic on canvas

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Water Halos Periwinkle
Water Halos Periwinkle

13" x 20", mixed media on archival paper

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Water Halos Up
Water Halos Up

13" x 20", mixed media on archival paper

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Water Ghosts II
Water Ghosts II

10" x 14", mixed media on wood

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Water Ghosts III
Water Ghosts III

10" x 14", mixed media on wood

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Siesta Water Halos web
Siesta Water Halos web
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Dusk Water Halos web
Dusk Water Halos web
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Sun Sow Seed
Sun Sow Seed

7" x 7", mixed media on paper

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Aquatic Float
Aquatic Float

7" x 7", mixed media on paper

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Aquatic Bramble
Aquatic Bramble

7" x 7", mixed media on paper

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