Featured Artist: Galen Cheney!

Miss Simone by Galen Cheney 24x20" Oil

Miss Simone by Galen Cheney  24×20″  Oil

Galen Cheney. Her style is fabulous. I don’t know why the word buoyant comes to mind but it does. Her paintings have life in them.

So many wonderful paintings. The oranges in this painting scream PICK ME, PICK ME! Before I knew the title, I thought that this painting looked like a lady’s head. Exactly, this is Miss Simone, and she is FABULOUS! Be sure to check out the rest of Galen’s work!

Stork by Galen Cheney 24x20 Oil

Stork by Galen Cheney 24×20 Oil

I always think it’s fun to look at abstract paintings to see if anything jumps out at me. I looked at this painting and instantly thought STORK. It’s that fabulous stork color that did it, and the curved strokes, fabulous!

There is a crispness to this painting. Together the color palette sings, I especially love the small dark strokes on the “stork” color pink, which makes them look like shadows. Fabulous green against the “stork” pink. Love this one too!

Read a bit about Galen, from the artist:

Galen Cheney has been painting professionally for 25 years.  After receiving a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art she lived in Italy and then criss-crossed her way across the US doing a variety of work from writing for a travel magazine in New York City to carving at a bronze foundry in Portland, Oregon.  She now works exclusively as an artist and teacher.  Galen has received much recognition for her painting, including a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant and residency fellowships to the Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and most recently, Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China.

It’s pretty impressive to be nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant!

There is a fabulous interview with Saatchi Art and Galen from 2013, read it HERE.

All images via GalenCheney.com, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Catch you back here tomorrow!


2 thoughts on “Featured Artist: Galen Cheney!

  1. Penny Marshall

    Fantastic color and vivacity in those paintings, so upbeat and joyful. Laughter and joie de vivre leap out at you inviting you to share the joy and ebullience. Fabulous. P

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