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Kerin McBride
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My primary interest is in exploring the use of color and the different ways color can create mood and drama. I tend to focus the most on landscapes because they seem to bring out a range of emotions in people and can often convey a sense of whimsy, mystery, community and solitude. I like to work with unnatural colors and semi-abstract shapes because the combination pushes the viewer to look at the world around them in new ways.

I've heard it said that art should evoke emotion in the viewer and my goal is to give the viewer a lift, or energy boost - basically, make them feel good and enjoy the piece. What I hear the most from my customers is that my work "makes them smile" or "makes them feel happy." When I can achieve this response from people, my philosophy of trying to leave a good mark on the world (for the short time that I'm here) is closer to being realized. After all, life is hard enough - why not surround yourself with something that is positive? I hope to never quit learning and evolving, so please check back periodically to see my new work.

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