Artist Statement

Beyond the Rock

ARTIST STATEMENT

Wilderness invigorates, comforts and humbles me. I am endlessly absorbed by the effects of climate, geology and topography on land, and the contrasts that these factors produce. I love the softening effects of vegetation on a harsh landscape, the definition which sun angle gives to landforms and the influences of latitude on life-forms.To examine these boundless concerns on finite canvas is thoroughly engaging for me.

BIOGRAPHY

Lona Griffin Flocke studied art at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and received her BFA in drawing from Florida State University in 1977. She has worked in a variety of drawing media including pastel, graphite, pen and ink, as well as various painting media, primarily, watercolor, acrylic and oil. She now works in water miscable oils, due to their lower toxicity. Her works have been included in numerous group shows.

Geography is a major influence in Lona’s life and work. From her earliest work in the pine/palmetto uplands of north Florida, to her eight years of seasonal employment in Yellowstone National Park, the importance of place has remained a constant. Lona makes her home in the rocky woodlands of central Texas, where she has lived since 1979.

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