In the paintings that comprise the watercolor series “Extraordinary/Everyday,”
artist Kristen Colebank re-evaluates the minor vignettes that form the backdrop
of daily life in the small town of Wardensville, W.Va.  The subjects of the works – storage sheds, isolated houses, alleys, and doorways – are so common that we figuratively become blind
to them. But within her carefully balanced compositions, Colebank demonstrates
that even the most humble objects and scenes are often extraordinary.



Fire Engine Red


Chill


Shadow Play


Side Alley

Dappled

Grounded

Wild Blue

Sunlit

Solitude

Snowfall

School Days

Red Shed - sketch

Old Glory

Walk of Life (diptych)

Hot Seat

Turn of Fortune

Ivy League

Splash

Top of the Morning

       

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