Girls in White Dresses
Oil On Canvas
36 x 33 inches
Melinda Lomax Cootsona is a native of Northern California. She received her BFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA in 1981. She has been inspired by Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, also the Society of Six. Having painted for over 25 years, Melinda is currently focusing on abstract and figurative work, often combining elements of both. The unifying element in her paintings is a strong understanding of color and composition. The artist’s work is vibrant and saturated with a keen sense of light.
Melinda has been included in exhibitions at The Bakersfield Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Competition and the Triton Museum where she won an Award of Merit. Most recently she exhibited in a group show at the Coos Bay Museum of Art in Oregon.
What you see in the final layer of my work is a culmination of the multitude of decisions that lie beneath. My work is meant to be both known and unknown; recognizable and mysterious, always with underlying layers and depth to be discovered.