Audra Ziegel

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Occupation Flutist, Oil Painter
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Introduction In my life, I crave color as sustenance. A self-taught artist, my style is influenced by both impressionism and expressionism. Primarily a painter of landscapes, I am fascinated by nature’s endless spectrum of color and how it is affected by the interaction of light, shape, and atmosphere. This focus results in paintings that are filled with bright and saturated hues, expressionistic texture, and a sense of movement. Especially when viewed up close, the distinct, directional brush strokes and individual dabs of pigment are prominent characteristics. Backing away, the paintings become more realistic, as the texture softens and the strokes of color meld. By surrounding myself with color, I bring joy to my own life. By expressing myself through color, I translate joy not simply into a tangible object—the painting itself—but also into an emotional experience for the viewer. My art is direct and unambiguous—no hidden messages or subtext implied; I let the beauty of the earth speak for itself.