September 2021

THE ABSTRACT COLLECTIVE

Marie-Louise Rouff
Rob Hauck
Wendy Weldon

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for all purchase inquiry

Wendy Weldon
wendyweldon@mac.com
wendyweldon.com
(508) 645 - 3199
(508) 364 - 3457







 

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RELIEF

ROB HAUCK

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
2021,  36"x36"
$3,600

OTHER TIMES

MARIE-LOUISE ROUFF

ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL
20"X17.5"
$1,800

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INTERSECTION

WENDY WELDON

ACRYLIC AND GOLD
LEAF ON WOOD PANEL
36"X36"
$5,900

INSPIRED

ROB HAUCK
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
2021,  36"x36"
$3,600

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SWEET RISE

MARIE-LOUSIE ROUFF
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
18"x18"
$1,500

LANGUAGE

WENDY WELDON
ACRYLIC AND GOLD
LEAF ON CANVAS
OVER PANEL

20"x24"
$3,800

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LONGING

ROB HAUCK
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
36"x36"
$3,600

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INTROSPECTION

ROB HAUCK
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
26.5"x34"
$2,525

I am an abstract painter, which doesn’t tell you much about why or how I paint. For 15,000 years, from the cave painters of Lascaux to contemporary photorealists, all artists have been abstract painters using various mediums to depict an aspect of the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional surface. Painters have failed to produce a perfect copy of the observable world using color, form, line, and texture.

 

On the abstract continuum, I am a total abstract painter. I capture feelings and emotions that cannot be seen, heard, touched, tasted, or smelled. Rather than paint two lovers, I work to represent love itself. The same is true, whether it be anger, despair, or joy, etc.

 

I’m also a minimalist, a carry-over from my social science training and its principle of parsimony. I look for the simplest explanation of a feeling or emotion and discard the extraneous.

 

Finally, I believe that viewers and painters are partners. If viewers take the time, they will create their interpretation of what they see. They will make other pictures, which are as valid as my intent

-Rob Hauck 2021

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MARIE-LOUSIE ROUFF
ACRYLIC ON WOOD
12"x12"
$1,000

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VERTICAL DEVIDE

MARIE-LOUSIE ROUFF
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12"x12"
$1,000

OUTER MOTION

MARIE-LOUSIE ROUFF
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12"x12"
$1,000

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Few artists find it easy to articulate what they do when they paint because they express themselves best in the medium they use and the process is always a bit mysterious because it is so intuitive.

 

When I paint I think in terms of colors: how colors react to each other, what makes another recede.  A speak of color can alter the entire structure of a painting.  How I apply a color matters vastly.  Smooth or rough, it all depends on the requirement of a particular passage.  There is so much going on that all I can do is to remain intensely focused in order to orchestrate all possibilities into a cohesive painting.

 

My abstract work has evolved from the traditional landscape. And still life.  I loved to paint from direct observation with an awareness that in the passing of time the light shifted, the shadows moved and things looked different from moment to moment.

 

Painting and observing have made me understand that the world in which we move is less solid than it seems.  It is not anchored.  It floats freely.  In a way I create it as I go.  When I go for a walk I think that I am walking through a familiar landscape.  But in fact each sensation, each tree observed, each scent noticed, each perception of warmth or of cold becomes a bit of memory instantly, a vast store from which I can recreate my image later.

 

When I paint I may start with some intuitive washes and marks until my mind is warmed up.  Sometimes I begin with ideas prompted by chance events: a thread pattern in the canvas, a brushstroke in the gesso or the outline of a color that feels familiar.  Then I respond to the images as they develop.  My criterion for authenticity is how engaged I feel in this crucial game.  The discipline is to remain intensely aware of. The process at all times.

 

In short my paintings are about construction from bits of visual memory.  My work is still about the landscape of a personal kind.

-Marie Lousie Rouff

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CROSS BLACK

MARIE-LOUSIE ROUFF
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10"x10"
$800

ANGEL

WENDY WELDON
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
6"x6"
$450

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AWARENESS

ROB HAUCK
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
2021, 26.5"x34"
$2,525

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LONG TIME
BLUE II


MARIE-LOUISE
ROUFF

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
48"x36"
$5,000

CALMING THE CHAOS

WENDY WELDON
ACRYLIC ON PANEL
60"x30"
$7,900

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AROUSEL

ROB HAUCK
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
2021, 36"x36"
$3,600

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MORNING TIME

WENDY WELDON
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
OVER PANEL

19"x15"
$7,900

MOOD SWING

MARIE-LOUSIE
ROUFF

MONOTYPE
23"x17.5"
$1,100

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MELONCHOLY

ROB HAUCK
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
2021, 26.5"x34"
$2,525

SYMPATHY

ROB HAUCK
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
2021, 36"x36"
$3,636

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STEPPING LIGHTLY

WENDY WELDON
ACRYLIC AND GOLD
LEAF ON PANEL

24"x24"
$3,800

Stepping Lightly

STILLNESS

WENDY WELDON
ACRYLIC AND GOLD
LEAF ON PANEL

24"x24"
$3,800

Stillness

MIRAGE

MARIE-LOUISE
ROUFF

ACRYLIC AND CANVAS
12"x12"
$1,000

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PINK EDGE

MARIE-LOUISE
ROUFF

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10"x10"
$800

PINK EDGE II

MARIE-LOUISE
ROUFF

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10"x1"
$800

CA D'ORO

MARIE-LOUISE
ROUFF

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10"x10"
$800

EMPATHY

ROB HAUCK
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
2021, 26.5"x34"
$2,525

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UNTITLED

MARIE-LOUISE
ROUFF

ACRYLIC ON PAPER
11.5"x10"
$800

DEMETER'S HEART XXX

MARIE-LOUISE
ROUFF

MONOTYPE
23"x11"
$900

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INTERIOR

WENDY WELDON
ACRYLIC ON PANEL
12"x14"
$2,200

The new work in the Abstract Collective Exhibit at the West Tisbury Library is all about my joy of painting.   Studio time is precious and I carved out hours of it over the last few months to paint.  No beach time or lunches with friends, just paint, "Wendy," I said to myself, "NO distractions."

 

It has been invigorating and rewarding.  I have loved every minute of my time with my jars and tubes of paint and with the canvases and panels.  I mixed colors I have never seen before.  I adjusted every inch of each painting making huge changes that often that surprised me.  I eliminated some of my favorite parts which was difficult but discarding them, allowed the rest of the painting to sing. 

 

Every painting in this exhibit is painted over an old existing piece. I sanded through the new layers to find historic marks and colors.  I never knew what I would find.

 

These past few months have been some of my most inspired time in my studio. 

May my passion for color and paint reach the viewers and give them visual inspirations, pleasure and a sense of completeness.

-Wendy Weldon September 2021

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Reward

rob hauck
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
26.5"x34"
$2,525

STANDING TALL

WENDY WELDON
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS OVER PANEL
42"x42"
$7,900

Please contact the artist directly for all sales inquiry