(1957 – 2017)
Greta Gundersen’s serene canvases hover between abstraction and representation, drawing inspiration from the natural world. “Whatever the initial stimulus – be it sky, water, light, earth – I work to create a visual sense of the threshold between light and matter, the image and the imagined,” explains Gundersen.
Employing traditional techniques on very smooth wood and canvas surfaces, Gundersen uses oils to reveal a depth of color and movement, much like harmonic overtones in music. Greta Gundersen received her BA in Fine Arts and BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1979. Her work has been exhibited nationally in New York, California, Alabama and Texas, as well as internationally in the Dominican Republic and Argentina. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York, and at Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic, and has apprenticed with painters Miguel Arguello in Spain and Francisco Ruiz in Colombia.