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Lately, I've come to realize how much I love paint, the act of painting, and the way other painters have used the medium in such different and evocative ways. Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Rousseau, two 19th century painters, have been particularly inspiring. Working in both oil and watercolor, I make contemplative, poetic studies of nature’s forms and movement, bringing awareness to the beauty of the commonplace and time passing. My prints, books, and installations are other expressions of these concerns. I want my work to be honest, accurate and evocative. It should also be unsentimental.
BIO Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Dudley Zopp graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. and M.A. in Modern Foreign Languages, and completed Post-Graduate studies in Drawing and Painting at the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville. She lives in Lincolnville, Maine. Zopp finds inspiration in geological processes and cultural histories of place. Her engagement with restoring habitat where she lives feeds directly into her work, which ranges from site specific installations to paintings, woodcuts and limited edition books. She has completed residencies at geologically significant sites in Newfoundland, Spain and Italy, and has exhibited widely at galleries, universities and museums in New England and the Midwest. Her work is included in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art and Bates College Museum of Art, as well as other university and museum collections nationally. In 2016 she exhibited Roadside Erratics, an installation, at the University of Maine at Farmington and completed a print residency at the University of Maine in Orono. Her artist’s book, Is There Something We Can Do, is held in the collections of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library at Bowdoin and the Haas Family Library at Yale.
01 - Bottomland, 2017, Oil on Linen, 16 x 20 inches
02 - Chamisa, 2017, Oil on Linen, 19 x 19 inches
03 - Shadbush, 2017, Oil on Linen, 19 x 22 inches
04 - Wall and Pasture, 2015, Oil on Linen, 20 x 24 inches