Open Studio- Saturday, March 4

Dear friends! My studio will be open this Saturday, March 4 between 10am and 5pm. A selection of my paintings from "Inquiry Abstraction" at The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery in Salem are back in town before heading off to RiverSea Gallery in Astoria. I also have some smaller collages and works on paper to share. I hope to see you this Saturday!

Roberta Aylward Studio
Saturday, March 4, 10am - 5pm

Buoy studies

Buoy studies, acrylic and collage on paper, 10x13 inches. These compositions explore the relationships of objects to a threshold—and the implications of existing above or below the surface. 

Spring in the Studio

Hello friends and Happy Spring! 

With the temperatures warm enough to feel the grass between my toes and the pleasure of two recent hikes in Forest Park with my family I am definitely feeling the energy of Spring in the studio. I am painting with acrylic on birch panels and feeling the moss muse inspiring me. Here are some pics of works in below...

I love seeing the familiar shapes of constellations show up in lichen on the path.

It was fun catching up with you. If you'd like to receive my seasonal newsletters please let me know. You can find me on FB, Instagram or send me a message at Happy Spring!

More space exploration...

This morning I started thinking more about black holes and event horizons. I'm already thinking about edges, boundaries and thresholds and now here's a line in space, that when crossed, has enormous consequences. I was trying to figure out how to portray that feeling of gravity or pulling of an object getting sucked from light into darkness. This space object or star looks more like it's happy in orbit, maybe just before the beginning of its end.

Work in progress, acrylic on birch panel, 42 x 28 inches

Work in progress, acrylic on birch panel, 42 x 28 inches