Artists

Rickie Wolfe

I am interested in the intentional and unintentional relationships between painting, drawing, and print. I have found a way to create actual dimension in my paintings by carving into the surface, and revealing the previously buried details by working reductively. I use objects as a vehicle to transfer color and texture onto a surface. I am drawn to round. Washers, rubber bands, bubble wrap, and sink drains are among my favorites objects. This process, in turn, provides alliteration in terms of texture, shape and color.

My paintings start with a simple composition. I paint, sand, draw, print, carve, glaze, and repeat. Each layer is a surface for experimentation, and a finished painting with a history to be revealed, still a simple composition. The balance may shift during the working process and I have new elements to discover. I work quickly and on several pieces at once so I focus on the layer I am on and not the finished piece. Creating the many layers gives me a stronger connection to each piece.

Untitled #2
Mixed Media
14 by 23 by 5 inches
$1,400

Crystal Vessel #2
Mixed Media
32 by 18 by 7 inches
$2,600

Crystal Vessel #1
Mixed Media
28 by 16 by 9 inches
$2,600

Imago
Mixed Media
26 by 21 by 6 inches
$1,000

Notch
Mixed Media
23 by 16 by 6 inches
$2,200

Transitions
Mixed Media
24 by 54 inches
$3,500

X - Found Again
Mixed Media
26 by 26 inches
$1,500

Looking Back #1
Mixed Media
19 by 31 inches
$1,500

Shadows
Sumi Ink & Tea on Paper
90 by 42 inches
$1,200

Rotation
Mixed Media
90 by 42 inches
$1,200

Red Earth
Mixed Media
30 by 18 inches
Sold

Chrysalis Too
Mixed Media
20 by 9 by 6 inches
Sold

Dot and Dash
Mixed Media
23 by 16 by 6 inches
Sold

Untitled #1
Mixed Media
21 by 12 by 4 inches
Sold

Scarab 151
Mixed Media
18 by 18 inches
Sold

Small One
Mixed Media
10 by 10 inches
Sold