Pared-Down Paintings by Edith Dora Rey
Our featured artist today is Edith Dora Rey. Edith is a watercolour and acrylic painter who also dabbles in photography. Born in Switzerland, Edith studied art all over Canada before arriving at her current location in Montreal.
I like Edith’s photographic series Looks Like Art, where she photographs objects and patterns out in the world that seem like they might be art. It expresses an interesting and rather charming worldview.
Edith’s pared-down paintings express a variety of subjects, from trees to landscapes to animals. Her animal paintings, particularly in the series Between a lake + 2 mountains remind me of the works of some other animal and pet painters on the website. They are painted with realistic yet simplified detail, and the majority of them appear on monochromatic backgrounds, allowing the viewer to focus their full attention on the delicate brushwork of a deer’s face or a sheep’s fluffy coat.