"MY CREATIVITY IS LIKE A WATERFALL. IT CAN BE DAMNED, BUT IT CANNOT BE DAMMED"
Oil on Canvas
46"H X 46"W
I enjoyed painting these falls. They are a combination of all the waterfalls I’ve seen during my extensive travels all over the world. Big waterfalls are definitely a tourist attraction, so wherever I toured, from Niagara Falls to Victoria Falls, they were a high point of my trip and my memories.
I didn’t have to look at a photograph to paint this picture. The memories are so riveted in my sub-conscious that I just began painting and improvising and after much trial and error….out came “The Falls”! Amazing what you can squeeze out of your memories/imagination when you open the gate and let them out and then play with them.
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2009 - Second Place - www.ArtCompete.com - “First Fall 2009 Contemporary Art Online
Exhibition”, Juried by a panel of Professional Artists.
2009 - Journal of Psychosocial Nursing/Volume 47/#8 – August, 2009 Issue
2009 - September/October – Andrew’s Art Museum, Andrews Valley, N.C.
2010 - October/January - Space 237 – Toledo, Ohio
2009 - December - Poway Center for the Performing Arts - Poway, CA.
2009 June, July, August - "Fish Follies" Juried by Mike Webber/Artist - Cordova Museum - Cordova, AK
2009 July-August - K Space Contemporary - "Twisted Spurs" - Juried by Angel Quesada/Curator - MexicArts Museum - Corpus Christi, Texas
2009 August - House of Scratch – Surreal & Fantastic Art – Online – www.houseofscratch. com – Juried by Sean Chappell & Cathrene Gehue/Artists
2009 Aug-Sept. – ArtSceneToday.com – “Fired Up” – Online Juried Competition
2009 Aug-Sept. - Open Call L.A. - L.A. Municipal Art Gallery
2009 Aug-Sept. - Placerville Arts Association - "The 39th Annual Mother Lode Exhibition" - Juried by Marilyn Simandle / Artist & Dale Laitinen / Artist
2009 Aug-Nov. - Still Point Art Gallery – “Autumnal Tints” – Online Art Exhibition - Juried by Christine Brooks Cote/Gallery Director
2009 September - Navarro Council of the Arts / Corsicana Art League – “2009 National Show – Juried by Bob Rohm/Artist – Corsicana, Texas
2009 Sept/Oct.. – Montana Watercolor Society – “Watermedia 2009” – Juried by Don Andrews/Artist – Hockaday Art Museum/Kalispell, Montana.
Marcel Duchamp once said, “The creative act is not performed by the artist alone, the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting his inner qualifications”. I need you as my audience. Thank you for your interest in my art.
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Ione Citrin, www.artbyione.com