Monday, January 18, 2010

Artist Sushila Oliphant Inspired by Pointillism

Still Point Art Gallery's current exhibition, The Serious and Playful Sides of Light, is showing three amazing pieces by artist Sushila Oliphant. (Two are shown below.) These pieces are...at first glance...all about color...shimmering, vibrant color! The colors of the sky at sunset...the colors of the landscape at sunset. Bright and bold yellows and oranges, deep blues and purples and greens. Sparkling reflections on the water, rocks, shrubs, and trees. Is this the serious or the playful side of light?

The Call, Still

Sushila uses a certain technique to create these pieces, a technique which contributes to their energy, vibrancy, and texture. In the style of the pointillists, the most famous probably being Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891), Sushila creates these pieces with dots and dashes. Sushila notes that this type of painting requires an action that is very strict, deliberate, and disciplined. The mind cannot wander while painting with this technique. Although it takes longer to create a piece using this method, Sushila finds that it has become a type of meditation for her...a spiritual practice.

The Call (18 x 5.75), Acrylic on Plywood, $2200 
Still (13 x 14), Acrylic on Plywood, $2800 

Contact Christine Cote by email or by phone at 207-837-5760.

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Christine Brooks Cote
Still Point Art Gallery
January 18, 2010


  1. Sushila's art sings to my soul and draws me in to the mystery and wonder the peace and the brillance of the light inside. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sushila's landscapes beckon me to an otherworldly realm, the shamanic dreamtime where one journeys for visions to bring back to Earth that are vibrant, healing; each object animate, a reflection of spirit breathing and illuminating matter.