"Autumn Illuminations", 24x24 inches, mixed media on canvas
Breann Ritchie's recent mixed media works on canvas explore themes of growth and transformation. The pieces work to highlight beauty in the natural world by a process of "gilding" the landscape. They capture the landscapes’ blatant and characteristically divine beauty by highlighting the warmth of the sun, the reflection in a stream, or new growth on a tree with surreal elements of gold. These mixed media works ask for attention and offer a changing composition depending on the lighting creating a conversation around the transformation of our landscape.