ROCHELLE WISE

Rochelle Wise is a graduate from Utah Valley University with a B.S. in Art and Visual communication. She is presently service the community as President of the Utah County Art Board. She has worked hard to set up a small studio and is working almost full time as an artist. She has been an artist her whole life and she comes from a family full of professional artists.
I love many mediums one of my favorite techniques is by using tempura clay over Masonite board. These picture seem to intrigue people who are looking for something different to hang on their walls.
 " Having my hands in the clay feels very calming and grounding. I love starting paintings this way.  There is something so delicious about the clay; it feels  so peaceful that the only thing more quieting to the soul would be working out in the garden. I think half the reason  I like their clay is it feels so nice to touch. I am a very kinesthetic person. I naturally want to have my hands in on something. I feel as of my fingers are my second set of eyes.
Next the painting process begins , color is an impulsive reaction. I myself am continually full of changing colors. I feel as if every object and every living thing contains and resonates with energy and information. It is this internal dialog that promotes emotional and intuitive responses to the image.  I love to over emphasize color to play with possibilities and moods.  I often find great satisfaction using symbolism and the female form. I am certain that this is largely because my paintings have always  a reflection of what is going on inside of me. Sometimes my paintings have reflected pregnancy,, divorce, peace, pain and happiness.  You can see the intensity of life in my work and feel the reasons of change.  There is so much beauty to observe in life and there is so much inspiration everywhere.