Welcome To The Artwork of Irene Paian:
Paintings Alive With Color
Acrylic & Oil Paintings
Painting is a very special form of art to me, because it combines the excitement of color and illusions of line depth in a way that compels us to enter into the scene. The love of color can be savored in the beauty of delicate flowers of shimmer of a bird's plumage, but the bold colors of a painting endure when flowers fade and a bird flutters away. Dramatic lighting has always intrigued me in the way in the special way the dark and light tones add depth and life to a scene. And there is always the challenge that each new, blank canvas brings as I seek to convey a new message.
In my work as an artist, my goal is to encourage and deliver a positive message. We are all bombarded by negatives throughout life. Negative situations and negative people can seem to dominate our lives at times. But there are safeguards in life that can refocus our thoughts and thus our lives. Faith, nature, and, of course art can bring a needed balance to our lives. Paintings can sooth the soul and maybe even bring some healing.
An artist always has to look for new directions and new horizons. I began painting with oils, but decided to give acrylics a try. Now, I paint with both. I started painting still life paintings, but ventured into genre paintings featuring children playing in steams and then back to still life from a new perspective. I'm looking forward to new directions and horizons.