Acrylic collage and mixed media create heightened depth, color, texture and a magical vitality that connects deeply with the viewer. My landscapes, seascapes and portraits evolve from a surprising collection of unexpected elements: cut-outs from magazines and newspapers, candy wrappers, tree bark, packing materials, coffee grounds, all manner of paper, old jewelry, crushed beads, sequins, lace, heat-treated Tyvek and much more. I bind them with paints, mediums and glazes and embellish them with charcoal or pastels, a glint of something metallic or perhaps a feather.
My goal in exploring the possibilities of these enchanting techniques is to create a work of art that tells a story.The beauty of nature, including that of my native San Pedro, world cultures and directing Zhena Folk Chorus inspired this show.
“Collage is like a hall of mirrors, Every direction you look you see something different and visually stimulating.” - Nita Leland
Nine years ago Eve Pericich retired from a long career as a teacher and became an artist. She is a student of Dael Patton at Palos Verdes Art Center and also studied with Logan Fox at Angels Gate Cultural Center. Commissioned paintings by Eve are in local universities, offices and homes and are also found in such diverse places as Hong Kong and Zagreb, Croatia.
Eve has won awards from CA 101 in Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Art Center and South Bay Watercolor Society and is a member of Paletteers and South Bay Watercolor Society.