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The Art Portfolio of Addison Paige

An artwork made with abstract marks of acrylic and charcoalThe Elegance of Nature and Chaos, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Addison Paige is a traditional artist working a combination of traditional painting and drawing materials. The artist’s works are abstract, and utilize the unique line-making qualities of charcoal and acrylic paint to draw the viewer’s eye across the canvas. 


An acrylic and charcoal painting depicting an abstracted windy dayWhen The Wind Takes Things Away From Us, acrylic, ink, and charcoal on canvas

 

As we saw in our previous feature, Addison’s use of acrylic paint and charcoal does a great job of showcasing the possibilities of the medium. The artist uses acrylic paint almost as a drawing tool, creating elongated, shaggy brush strokes that mimic the texture of chalk or pastel. These soft, textured backgrounds are overlaid with lines and shapes in heavy, solid blacks and colours that take on the appearance of mysterious glyphs of symbols.  


A screen capture of Addison Paige's art portfolio websitewww.addisonpaigeart.com

Throughout her portfolio Addison uses specific, poetic titling to help guide the viewer’s interpretation of each apparently abstracted work. I look forward to seeing more of what Addison has been working on in recent years!


A pair of artworks by Addison Paige installed in a county commissioner's officeInstallation view at Wake County Justice Center, 2015


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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