Acrylic Paint and Charcoal: Art by Addison Paige

An abstract painting made with acrylic paint and charcoal om canvas

Gone Up In a Cloud of Colorful Noise, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Abstract artist Addison Paige combines acrylic paint and charcoal in her works, creating art objects that seem simultaneously to exist in the worlds of drawing and painting. Wide ranging colors and a sense of the artist’s hand lend an exploratory mood to these works.


an abstract painting with leave shapes drawn in charcoalA Bold Garden Faces The Wind, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

There’s a sense of urgency in many of Addison’s works that’s somehow rather inviting. Looking at each work, it’s easy to imagine the artist, in a fit of inspiration, quickly scrawling marks across a canvas. Each piece has a slightly different sense of energy, but the combination of different planes of colors and curling, overlapping lines, makes for a work that draws the viewer in and causes one’s eyes to travel across the entirety of the canvas.


A screen capture of Addison Paige's art websiteThe front page of Addison's website


I also enjoy the way this energy translates in Addison’s smaller paintings. These works are necessarily a little quieter, and almost function as zoomed-in details or sketches for larger canvases. Slight variation in technique, however, lends Addison’s small works a defined identity of their own.  

A small abstract painting with contrasted linesElements Joined in Time, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Written by: Dallas Jeffs
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