Description LotusBeautiful water lotus opens its huge flower, complete with soft petals and intricate formFrom ancient times the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions representing sexual purity, a virtue.
Patricia Allingham Carlson, Warminster, Pennsylvania Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Watercolor Paintings of Imagination by Patricia Allingham Carlson
Throughout Patricia's adult life she has been painting and enjoying presenting images of the world as seen and imagined. The paintings you see here are frequently textural, suggesting multiple layers of images through time. Ancient scenes, structures, people from long ago, and other realms weave through many of these paintings.
She hides faces and figures in her Dreamscape paintings as subtle representations of the life spirits in living and inanimate subjects. Or perhaps as the impression left by those who passed the scene long ago.
If less inclined toward fantasy, explore the landscapes and visit the more realistic work that focuses on the beauty of nature and Patricia's fascination with the moods conveyed by the human face.
Special thanks to my husband, road crew, and technical advisor David E. Carlson Allingham. He works very hard to maintain my website, communications, and marketing so i can concentrate on painting.