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– GILCHRIST continued from page 14 >> Now working on location with wal-


nut oil-based paints because of their soft oiliness, intense color and strong pig- mentation, her transition from detailed pastels is nearly complete: painting sizes are smaller so work can be completed quickly; compositions are less fussy and more spontaneous; and paper has been replaced by Masonite panels. T e simple fact that the camera died now puts the creative act totally into Gilchrist’s own hands.


T e disclosure that she “operates well


under a deadline” is an asset for quick paint competitions and the general time pressures of plein air painting. New work is more colorful and fresh. She’s able to look at a canvas and say, “Let’s have some fun today!” For that light- hearted attitude, she thanks her friend and artist Liz Maltman, with whom she paints and shares ideas.


Gilchrist’s art is delightful. Informed


by her knowledge of art history, her love of nature is evident, and her inter- pretations of personal experience with the scene draw viewers into the work. An uncanny eye for composition con- tributes to the depth she achieves. T e balance between the joyful act of paint- ing and her analytical internal voice is complete when she gets the “‘Oh wow’ thing. When it feels right, nothing feels better.”


Gilchrist is an associate at the Art-


ists Guild, where she freely shares her knowledge of materials and technique as she “teaches all day.” She can set you up with the same materials used in her work or give you tips on using your medium of choice. You may visit her home stu- dio during the Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl, Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2011, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, or see her work May through Octo- ber at Woodwalk Gallery south of Egg Harbor.


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