Clarissa Fortier

My most recent paintings depict the landscape as a space where contrasts intersect and accumulate. I am interested in the juxtaposition between areas of chaos and rest, vast space colliding with dense and tangled forms. Repeating rhythms and shapes create a continuity in nature that suddenly empty into the blue space above the horizon. Walking through the landscape overwhelms my senses and painting is the way I make sense of the spaces I inhabit. The onslaught of images and sensations I experience in the world are reflected in the surface of my paintings.

The subject of my paintings are the mountains surrounding Telluride and desert areas of southwest Colorado and eastern Utah. Each painting pays homage to a place that is dear and sacred to me.  

EMAIL:

Clarissalynnf@gmail.com

WEBSITE:

ClarissaFortier.com

INSTAGRAM:

https://www.instagram.com/thepaintedlandscape/

FACEBOOK:

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Juniper Tree
Juniper Tree

2017 oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches

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View from Lavender Canyon Road
View from Lavender Canyon Road

2017 oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches

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Description 6 View from Last Dollar Road
Description 6 View from Last Dollar Road

2017 oil on canvas 12 x 18 inches

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Peering In
Peering In

2016 acrylic on paper 29.5 x 42 inches

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Indian Creek Falls
Indian Creek Falls

2017 oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

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Shelf Road Storm
Shelf Road Storm

2016 acrylic on paper 29.5 x 42 inches

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