Angela Hedderick, Autumn woods with red cords, oil on canvas, 14" x 18"
American, b. 1969, playing from Cumberland, MD, USA
As an artist I primarily work with scenes from my daily life. As a farmer and a mom, I can barely keep up with my daily life! My paintings and drawings come straight from nature and the people and places that I love here in western Maryland. I feel fortunate to live and raise my family in a place with so much natural beauty and such a high quality of life. Painting is a way to highlight certain moments, capturing the light and the atmosphere of a scene. Whether it’s my neighbor’s livestock, my farm, or the way the spring sun catches the redbud trees, I want to share my world with the people who see my paintings.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
It was an interesting challenge, and, since I paint largely in isolation, it was good to be part of a larger project. Technically this was difficult for two reasons. One, the sculpture that preceded my work was quite large and wound through the trees (and across water) for quite a way. Trying to condense the several photos that I received into one painting was tricky. Second, trying to paint fine, straight lines like those red cords with thick oil paints was a big challenge!