Oenone’s recent theme is to marry realism with abstraction. The lush realistic vegetation in the foreground and it’s depiction of natural serenity surrenders to the haunting abstraction of the forests in the distance. these paintings have won an award for excellence from the Arts Club of Washington.
Colour and light are used to emphasize a vanishing world of wildlife and wilderness that implores one to take notice, appreciate the rare and raw beauty about us, and allow our imagination to roam about the abstract compositions symbolizing the unsettled and unsettling world where man alters nature.
The exquisite wrought iron balconies in Athens, Greece and Sydney, Australia, are depicted in her earlier paintings and act as a barrier between the intense reality of the wild animal in the foreground and the abstraction of nature in the background. The plants are used more as decorative suggestion than a reality, and reflect the natural themes in the ironwork.
Natural Resources Water and Trees:
Oenone’s Paintings of Trees and Water are part of an ongoing body of work that illustrate both the beauty and fragility of our natural resources.