"Color is my energetic exchange with the world. I work with color and light, following where the energy takes me; sometimes that's a vibrant abstract, other times it's an impressionistic landscape or something else entirely. My work isn't about canvas, paint, style nor technique, it's about the adventurous pursuit of expression, meaning, connection to environment, each other and ourselves."
Often creating scenes of nature through the lens of a happy traveler, Caroline Rousseau brings forward a dreamlike path of play and discovery. Rousseau explores styles and challenges previous approaches with oils, acrylics, water color, ink, photography, print, as well as "the kitchen sink".
Informally referred to as the Eighth of "The Group of Seven" Rousseau was privileged to be thought of as an American cousin to such a distinctive style. Elegantly breaking away from traditional landscapes, Rousseau embraces a personalized sense of the natural world with twists of imbued color wrapped into abstract forms, like a memory of a dream.
Rousseau exhibits primarily in Seattle and Edmonds, Washington, as well as in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Santa Barbara and Sausalito, California. Her work can be found in private collections internationally.
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