Cynthia Wick / The Shape of Color
On view through October 19 – December 1, 2019
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
www.berkshirebotanical.org

When Cynthia Wick moved to the Berkshires from Los Angeles ten years ago, she brought the luminous California color and light with her. In this exhibition, she synthesizes both worlds she loves into abstracted landscapes and bouquets. Her paintings are an inventive mixture of oil, acrylic and painted paper collage. Ms. Wick paints from life, from the beauty around her, and from memory. She works loosely and intuitively in the beginning of each picture, then slowly adds multiple layers of paint and collage. “My way into a painting is always color first. Color is everything to me and I continue to find surprising combinations of color and shape by combining paint and collage. It is so thrilling.”

Image: Cynthia Wick, Red:Pink Bouquet