I call myself a colorist. Color is the life of my paintings. The work flows between watercolor, encaustic/cold wax & acrylics, touching on many temperaments. The one thing they all have in common is the vitality of color.
I used to mainly produce Color Field & Abstract Expresionist works. After my first trip to Paris & visiting Monet’s Musee de Orangerie & his painting backdrops, my work changed dramatically. They changed into what I call my Lyrical-Abstracts. A series of richly colored paintings with a defined subject matter of landscapes, or dreams of landscapes. The painting surface embraces rhythmic brush strokes & rich color that build a contemporary landscape.
Ms. Gonda holds an MFA from Cornell University & a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.