Shannon Bueker

Not Now, Kato Fine Art Studio

"This life we have is a gift. It is a wonder to me that it comes in so many shapes, sizes and forms. My drawing and painting have long been motivated by the need to respond to the beauty I see around me. The amazing grace of trees and plants, the fluidity of animals, the outrageous colors of the earth all provoke me to paint and draw. "

For Bueker, the most compelling puzzle artistically has been and continues to be orchestrating line and color. The process of her painting is layering color and line, keeping wispy lines of charcoal, describing movement and strengths, and developing a rich, varied surface. The artist sees her work as trying to reveal nature's grace and unfold the layers of interactions, interconnections and the surprising overlaps.