By Monique Sporn for The Island Connection
Abstract artist and former Seabrook Island Artists Guild president, Colleen Weissmann, is the featured artist for February 2017. Her work will be on display at the Lake House art gallery throughout the month.
Colleen studied at the school of New York Botanical Gardens, where her early artistic endeavors focused on the field of interior “Plant Scaping” or office plant decor. This experience helped to develop her eye for shapes, colors, balance and aesthetics. Contrary to popular opinion, Colleen says that creating an abstract piece of art is not just a matter of throwing paint on canvas, but a melding of experiences, creative instincts and innate abilities.
Working from her Seabrook studio, she creates acrylics using collage and layering techniques. Her emotions dictate the process: laying paint on textured canvas, changing shapes and colors, scrubbing out and repainting until the canvas evolves into a harmonious work of art, exquisite in its composition, balance and color harmony.
Colleen’s work can be seen at the 151 Fine Art Gallery, 175 Church Street , and at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. To learn more about the Artists Guild, events, workshops, and view the work of member artists, visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.com