ARTisSpectrum Vol. 31, May 2014 - page 99

ARTisSpectrum | Volume 31 |
merican artist
creates paintings that are as
exquisitely beautiful in terms of color, line, and form
as they are vast in scope. In her abstract expressionistic
paintings, Methec masterfully manipulates colors and
textures so that they both collide and blend on the canvas,
an energetic juxtaposition that results in a compelling
balance of beauty and emotion, where perfection is
found within imperfection. Paint is used at various levels
of viscosity and is often applied with an old rag to create
ever-changing natural textures that add dynamism and
interest to the overall composition. What results are
paintings replete with movement, depth, and raw energy
that introduce the viewer to a whole new level of emotional
For Methec, the world has always been so much more
than the familiar figures and forms we perceive on an
everyday basis. In her paintings, there is an emphasis
on organic forms that are soft, curvy, and smooth, and
complemented by subtle textural elements. As she
elaborates, “I’ve never accepted ordinary surroundings
as the only view to perceive, and I’m convinced there is
more to everything than meets the eye.” Thus, there is an
element of the surreal within her work and an invitation
to look deeper into abstract forms to find new layers of
meaning and significance.
Methec’s greatest wish for her art is to inspire hope and the
search for beauty in others, and to encourage her viewers
to trust the power they hold deep within themselves and
allow it to guide them down life’s path. In the end, it is her great passion for beauty and the depths of her imagination that
drive her artistic endeavors. As Methec explains, “My paintings are my children; they are my feelings, my hope, my life. They
represent everything I’ve ever felt or known. They are me!”
The One That Should Have Got Away Oil on Canvas 30” x 30”
Ripples in Time Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”
Methec in her Studio
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