Alyce Gottesman

500 C Street, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


201-247-7389
alycegottesman@mac.com
Alyce Gottesman Website

I grew up beside a lake in a rural part of New Jersey, spending my days outdoors as much as the weather would allow. My consciousness became attuned to the rhythms of the seasons and the energy of nature. The lines and forms in my paintings speak to the way branches hang in air and water splashes and flows.
Sometimes I am inspired by places I live or have traveled. The beauty and special light that exists in northern California have been a constant source for me. A recent trip to India informed my latest body of work. Captivated by the saturated colors present in everyday life, I set out to paint what I saw, emboldened by the vast range of color on daily display.
The resulting paintings reveal a luminous and expanded palette that has invigorated and instilled the work with the joyousness of my adventure.
Another important influence on my work has been my lifelong appreciation of music. Working in the abstract, I feel like I am channeling the vigor and cadences of nature and music. Rhythms appear as drips and brushstrokes; colors and patterns are quiet, loud, energized, erratic.
My work process is both exploratory and considered, always venturing into unknown territory. I work on several paintings at once, improvising with drawing, dripping, brushing paint until I get to a place with each piece that reflects a moment in time, the unexpected, as if captured in action.
My approach to painting is both experiential and experimental, my interest is expressing beauty, light and energy in the work.

Alyce Gottesman