Shauna Lee Lange maintains a full-service illustration and design advisory working in personal geographies and environments. My watercolor and mixed-media neo-pointillism art lends to natural systems and interdependencies. A secondary collage and drawing focus seeks to communicate, listen, and understand.
The visual artwork encompasses labor-intensive artistry in naturalist watercolor styling and color-intensive collage along with hundreds of thousands of circles. Decisions are based on inspired seasonal moods, colors, and compositions. Work from 2006 – 2012 concentrated within watercolor and collage realms of art journaling, visual diaries, book arts, and sketchbook communities. I still regularly participate in International Urban Sketcher forums and other physical and online artist collectives.
Solo work exhibited in 2015 was in the field of natural arts through hand-rendered abstract circles rendered in a concentration of numerous sizes, light effects, color harmonies, and interplay. Ongoing watercolors since 2012 are exacting, laborious, and fully concentrated methods with aboriginal-inspired micro-circle fine art. The abstract work is clean, colorful, systematic. It follows the Japanese wabi-sabi stylings of Hiroyuki Doi and Yayoi Kusama’s aesthetic schools. With a concentration on interdependencies, sustainability, and systems thinking, the works explore and push color field theory.
Collage techniques are intuitive, experimental, and constantly changing. I am always trying to make a whole out of the sum of parts; seeking greater meaning. How subjects, people, and events intersect in unusual and unexpected ways has led me to invest in a naturalist’s art life in rural and coastal themes. This shift pursues social concerns in community, culture, and human creativity. Where prior efforts were explorative, current work is focused and directed at meaning and application.
In 2020, I began merging the pointillism and the collage to create color concentrated woven pieces…the assembly of unrelated works married together for new definition. I also began moving the pointillism circles towards the mosaic to create more order.