Influenced by Impressionists such as Cezanne and Prendergast, my interest lies in shape, color, and outline, rather than the effects of light and shadow on an object. In addition, and also influenced by these painters, there is usually a dark, bold outline continuing throughout my pieces, remnants from the initial brush drawing, or additions later to enhance the relationships between the forms.
My work strives to compel the viewer to notice what often goes unnoticed in our bustling, fast-paced society, and to acknowledge the serenity that can be found in the rustic, worn, and non-perfect things in our immediate surroundings in contrast to what we commonly deem beautiful or picturesque.
Kerrie Wandlass resides in Cranford NJ where she does most of her creative work; acrylic painting, oil painting, and computer graphics. She followed her childhood love of drawing and painting by studying under acclaimed painter Barbara Yeterian, and achieving a Bachelors degree in fine arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has worked as an accessories designer in New York for over 25 years, and is also a member of the Contemporary Art Group in central New Jersey. She has exhibited in several venues throughout Union County and has painted a violin for Art Strings, NJ Symphony Orchestra.
Her paintings can often be seen on display at Designer’s Gallery, in Clark, and at the Artist Framer in Cranford, NJ. She is available for commissioned paintings and customized works upon request.