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Phelan McConaha is originally from the farmlands of Central Illinois.  She now lives in Los Angeles, California. While in Illinois, she received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  She has actively created artwork since childhood and passionately devoted herself to the arts by gaining a comprehensive perspective through art history scholarship as well as years of service in high end gallery curation and art appraisal. Her paintings are derivative of landscapes.  While they qualify as Abstract Expressionist works, they are created with an intention to document a landscape, whether it be emotional or physical.  Each painting contains the essence of places visited or felt. Her work centers around an infatuation with color, how it changes based on surrounding colors, lighting, intensity, and hue.  Recently, she has been working with oil paintings on multiple layers of glass.  She is fascinated by the effect of pulling paintings apart to their individual layers and observing the way light and distance create a three dimensional effect.  The result of this process seems to imbue the works with a life of their own.  Colors shift and change based on the light during certain seasons and even at certain times of day.  The drama created by interplay of time and color allows a viewer the sensation of renewal and freshness. Overlaps created by the multiple layers of transparent color in the glass paintings provide spontaneous variations of color and intensity.

 

Tide Pools
Phelan McConaha
Oil
20"x16" $520
Iris Garden
Phelan McConaha
Oil
11"x14" $270
Swan Feather
Phelan McConaha
Mixed Media, Oil
7.25"x5.5" $270
McWay Falls
Phelan McConaha
Mixed Media, Oil
8"x6.5" $400
Autumn Garden
Phelan McConaha
Mixed Media, Oil
20"x13.5" $400
Butterfly in Green
Phelan McConaha
Mixed Media, Oil
6.75"x4.75" $240
Humming Bird in Blonde Frame
Phelan McConaha
Oil, Mixed Media, Other Glass ...
6.75"x4.75" $240
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