"BUTTONS" ARCHELLE WOLST
Archelle is an oil painter primarily known for her portraits and still-lifes. Her painting style is loose. Her composition is strong. She simplifies shapes while defining form with a richly muted palette…sometimes with a pop of color. Her portraits project life – the mood, the heart, the attitude of her subject. Lately she has included canines and considers them portraits of equal interest. Her still-lifes are of flowers, fruits and favorite objects. They feature bold, “brushy” strokes in lush colors, shapes and form. As she likes to create hand-made cards for family and friends, that has become an added delight.