LPAPA Artist Member Tatyana Fogarty is featured in the November 2018 Southwest Art Magazine “Artists to Watch” section, the editors’ choice for up-and-coming talent.
It was when Tatyana was just a young girl when the luminous white horse in Joaquín Sorolla’s painting THE HORSE’S BATH first caught her eye. Throughout her childhood in Russia and Ukraine, Fogarty periodically encountered the impressionistic painting in the pages of her schoolbooks, and each time, she found herself dazzled by the Spanish painter’s masterpiece. It wasn’t until decades later that Fogarty stood before the painting in person, at the Sorolla Museum in Madrid, and understood its underlying brilliance. “I grew up knowing it as a white horse, but you look at the colors, and there is no real white there,” she marvels. “Now that I have studied Sorolla’s work and have seen his work in shows, I understand how he does his whites, and it’s amazing how many colors they have.”
Since she began painting in 2008, Fogarty has also become increasingly attuned to the nuanced palette of nature itself. Though she has studied with acclaimed artists like Kathleen Dunphy and Scott Christensen, some of her greatest lessons in color have occurred while painting en plein air around her home in Sacramento, CA, and particularly along the Pacific Coast. Boats, piers, beaches, and coves are just a few subjects in Fogarty’s oeuvre that have allowed her to plunge, metaphorically speaking, into chromatic studies of water and its rippling, reflective surfaces. The artist’s aquatic scenes come in many shades of blue and beyond; in REFLECTIONS INTRICACY—which won an award in a recent PleinAir Salon competition—water seems to eddy, shimmy, and shimmer with life in loose, expressive brush strokes ranging in hue from teal to purple.
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