Artist of the Day- Eleanor Ray (click on image to view individually)

Eleanor Ray takes the ordinary and makes it so special with so little information. I feel like I’m watching her think. There is nothing dramatic about her paintings…and…they are so small. Some are like…6 x 5.5 inches. When you view them in a gallery with lots of space between them you are surprisingly drawn in to look more carefully while pleased to look down the clean wall. She says…

The limitations of that size provided new freedoms. I felt more in control of the image, and more able to be concise and focused. The scale of the marks began to make more sense as well. I hope that the small scale gives the paintings a certain intimacy and intensity.