Summer Painting

GRETCHEN CARACAS
Summer Painting, acrylic on canvas, 1994

Gretchen Caracas is a graduate of the University of Colorado and studied at the Brooklyn Museum School and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria. An adjunct faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History from 1973 through 1992, Gretchen has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, Spain, and Italy.

Her subject is the landscape of her two homes-one in Ibiza, Spain and the other in Iowa City. While some of her paintings depict urban scenes, many represent garden-like interiors. She often combines elements from her studio with fruits, vegetables, household objects, and, on occasion, animals to form still life vignettes. Whether inspired by Spain or Iowa City, the paintings communicate Caracas's intimate familiarity with and emotional attachment to her environment.

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