Geometric Composition: Art by Sarah Trundle
Peonies at Ramsay, oil on canvas
Charlottesville, Virginia-based artist Sarah Trundle specializes in vibrant landscape and still-life paintings in a varied and controlled style. She brings this style to the forefront in her abstract works, focusing on the combination of geometric composition and ethereal colour.
Sarah’s portfolio is packed with great examples of how the artist is able to adapt her painting technique to suit the mood that she wants to coax out of an image. Her still-life and floral gallery, for example, is packed with very loose, almost geometric floral forms that distill the patterns of petals and stems down to a scientific base. Alongside these looser paintings are tight, detailed images that focus on the beautiful color and realistic texture of each individual petal.
The Still Life/Flowers gallery on Sarah's portfolio
I also really enjoy Sarah’s landscape paintings – in particular, her monochromatic fields that express the sky over a distant horizon. Usually working in pale blue and grey tones, the artist creates a very distinct tone for an indistinct image, and the result is a painting that seems to expand beyond the space of the canvas.