8b. Weeda Hamdan

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Straddling  the  line between  Abstract  Expressionism  and Impressionism  is Weeda  Hamdan,  an avid  lover of nature, light, and of course, art. Her oil and mixed media paintings feature the elements and the natural landscape, characteristically finding unusual vantage points to celebrate them.  We  view  stands  of trees  not  by looking  at  them, but  down to  their  reflections  in  a body  of  water.  Here  the  various  effects  of  light and  shadow  become  the  characters  in a  timeless  drama.  Exuberant  hues  of  azure  and  violet  mingle  with  rose,  lush  greens,  and  canary  yellow.  Our  eyes  scuttle  across  the  canvas   and  explore  the  wonderfully  tactile  surface.  This  unusual  textural  quality  is  created  with  short,  wide  brushstrokes  on   tissue  paper  so  that  the colors  undulate and  flow.

weedahamdanreflections6-29lHamdan’s  work  encourages  us  to  appreciate  these  places  of  peaceful   solitude  in  an  entirely  new  way.  “Through  color,  light  and  composition,”  she  explains,  “even  the  most  common  places  can   become  uncommon  and  much  more  than  their  parts.”  Having  lived  in Africa,  Spain,  and  Lebanon,  Weeda  Hamdan  now resides  in Mckinney,  Texas.

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