Artist Statement for Open Studios – Zdenka Bleile
I like to share with others how I see places that have a special meaning to me or with which I have a connection. I invite my audience to look at ocean beach where I would love to spend afternoon or go to places I visited and I love. I connect to subjects that talk to me. To communicate their stories I use dripped under-paint, color and brush strokes.
Majority of my paintings are in series. I immerse myself to painting water, ocean, impressions from my travels or memories from Prague, where I grew up. Each series allows me to formulate intent and work out problems it presents.
My artistic journey started painting watercolors, later I flirted with pastels, but my real love is oil. I experiment with under-painting, layering colors, exploring brush strokes. Every painting is a love affair, a challenge and a learning experience.
My Prague series is now on display at Galerie Elektra in Sausalito, CA