Hedvig Lockwood

412 Warren Street, Apt 3, Hudson 

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Artist Statement

When painting a landscape, like many other artists I start with an abstract analysis of those features that attracted me. I think people’s sense of the ideal, – order, beauty, and excellence – comes from day-to-day experience of the laws governing the universe, especially gravity. I want to express these, but I don’t stop with an iealized abstraction, dramatic though it may appear and much though I might admire abstractions by other artists. Instead, I portray the scene as closely as I can to how it appears, paying attention to the natural processes that formed it, while still staying true to my original analysis. This can be complicated and difficult to do. I often use multiple perspectives, the way we actually look at things. When painting mountains, I’ll tip the picture plane forward to show their true scale, their grandeur, as Iíve learned to do from traditional Asian painting and from Cezanne. I hope my sense of the ideal that the scene inspires and the emotion I feel from it will come through. But for me, each painting is a uniquely hard job. I don’t consciously use any particular type of stroke, paint thickness, or color scheme, but apply paint as seems best for each task mostly with stiff and soft brushes, but also painting knives, rags, and my fingers. What I do focus on is composition, specifically keeping the surface design integrated with illusional depth and relating all the picture’s elements to one another in such a way as to lead the viewer’s eye where I want it to go. All this can take a few days or several months .

In addition to my principle teachers, the realist painters Glenn Vilppu, Dominic Cretara and Lennart Anderson, artistic ancestors would be Corot, Courbet, Cezanne, Benton, Hopper, Morandi, and the Old and Modern Masters who, directly or indirectly, influenced all those others and one-another through history, each generation inspiring and teaching the next. I find these are a tough example to live up to, but I’m doing my best!

Hedvig Lockwood
2021

 hedviglockwood@yahoo.com
415-299-1467 

Hedvig Lockwood

412 Warren St Apt 3

Click Images

Artist Statement

When painting a landscape, like many other artists I start with an abstract analysis of those features that attracted me. I think people’s sense of the ideal, – order, beauty, and excellence – comes from day-to-day experience of the laws governing the universe, especially gravity. I want to express these, but I don’t stop with an iealized abstraction, dramatic though it may appear and much though I might admire abstractions by other artists. Instead, I portray the scene as closely as I can to how it appears, paying attention to the natural processes that formed it, while still staying true to my original analysis. This can be complicated and difficult to do. I often use multiple perspectives, the way we actually look at things. When painting mountains, I’ll tip the picture plane forward to show their true scale, their grandeur, as Iíve learned to do from traditional Asian painting and from Cezanne. I hope my sense of the ideal that the scene inspires and the emotion I feel from it will come through. But for me, each painting is a uniquely hard job. I don’t consciously use any particular type of stroke, paint thickness, or color scheme, but apply paint as seems best for each task mostly with stiff and soft brushes, but also painting knives, rags, and my fingers. What I do focus on is composition, specifically keeping the surface design integrated with illusional depth and relating all the picture’s elements to one another in such a way as to lead the viewer’s eye where I want it to go. All this can take a few days or several months .

In addition to my principle teachers, the realist painters Glenn Vilppu, Dominic Cretara and Lennart Anderson, artistic ancestors would be Corot, Courbet, Cezanne, Benton, Hopper, Morandi, and the Old and Modern Masters who, directly or indirectly, influenced all those others and one-another through history, each generation inspiring and teaching the next. I find these are a tough example to live up to, but I’m doing my best!

Hedvig Lockwood
2021

 hedviglockwood@yahoo.com
415-299-1467