A handsome new piece in a gorgeous rich palette. In UP COUNTRY, the artist, as she is want to do, has added a "contemporary twist". At first glance this is a wonderful painting of an abstracted country scene, but on closer inspection the twist is a horse etched into the foreground.
Size: Framed to 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" in a solid wood 1 1/4" deep float frame made by the artist. Oil on cradled board.
The Artist: Drawing was the one constant during Troy Stewart's childhood on the seas. Troy was born in the Caribbean and raised on a sailboat, eventually staying on land long enough to graduate from the Bristol Art College in the UK. Since settling in Canada, she has earned her keep as an award-winning graphic designer for both corporate clients and non-profit organizations, all the while continuing her art practice through painting, photography and life drawing. Most recently Troy (known as TUS on her artworks) has developed a habit with oil paints, and has carried her attention to texture, abstract form and natural beauty into her new work. Cambridge, Ontario is now home for Troy, but the magnificent and ever-present horizons of her childhood inspire her still, and often appear in her work consciously and unconsciously.