Ilene Gienger-Stanfield’s studio is in the hills of Southern Oregon. Her current painting style after 20 years of artistic exploration is to start with truth, then manipulate it. Her compositions of people, places, and things are powerful in design, accuracy, and thick passages of unique color. Ilene’s first studies were in portraiture where her sensitivity to capturing the character of her subjects honed her drawing skills. Open to learning, she began observing subjects in a more abstract thought process, seeing only color shapes and how they fit together. This led to a broader range of subjects such as still life, landscape, and figurative. Often Ilene does not know what she is painting, only its shapes. The latest influence is to strive for more original and clean color. She has taught workshops nationwide and has signature status with American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America, Northwest Pastel Society and master signature status with Women Artists of the West.
Visit the artist’s website: ilenegienger.com