"Light falling across an object, tree, beloved pet. The broken color and textures created with oil and pastel. The movement, push and pull of the oil paint as it is applied with a knife. The whisper of the pastel as it glides across a sanded surface. These are the things that excite me and call for me to paint.
Award winning North Carolina artist, Addren Doss, works in oils and pastel, and has been painting professionally for over twenty-five years. Her paintings of landscapes and animals are filled with light, and bold strokes of vibrant color. She strives for a sense of place and emotion in her work. Viewers have said “I feel the sun on my face and wind in my hair when looking at your landscapes.” “I want to reach out and touch your animals. It’s as if they are speaking directly to me.
After a twenty-year career as a graphic artist Addren attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to study art. She also studied with a number of noted American artists; her main teacher and mentor has been Albert Handell, master pastel and oil painter. Addren feels she has a responsibility to pass along what she has learned, and greatly enjoys teaching workshops in oil and pastel. Her favorite subject to teach is plein air painting since she believes working from life is so important.
Addren is a Master Member of Women Artists of the West, a founding member of the Piedmont Outdoor Painting Society, and member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections across the country and in The United Kingdom.
You can see her work by visiting her website www.addrendoss.com.