All of my work is tied to places and the qualities of light specific to a time and location. I paint to appreciate and hold on to what I have seen and experienced. I learned when my children were young that unstructured time is a necessity for processing experiences.
Far from childhood, in a world with a constant cacophonous stream of images, I aim to reflect. I know that when I have the opportunity to work through a moment with paint, pens or pencil that that experience will remain with me.
For more than a year and a half Covid shutdowns afforded me the luxury of staying in the mind space of my brief December 2019 trip to the Straits of Magellan. I think of the paintings shown here as tickets allowing entry to those spaces.
A Concord resident for many years, for the most part I work in acrylics; I love everything about them except their hard to spell name. In summer I head north along the coast and paint the view from my kayak. I have shown my work at many New England galleries and shows.
More of my work can be found at www.lolachaisson.com and on Instagram @Lola.Chai