Gretchen Chadwick uniquely transforms oil and cold wax into fascinatingly complex paintings. She is inspired by nature’s processes and sensual qualities. Gretchen approaches her easel with a spirit of adventure, allowing the images to carry her along as they shift and change in a process of co-creation. The result is flowing imagery which features layers of nuanced colors and rich textures that invite contemplative viewing. Gretchen is a lifelong creative who pursued formal training after her children were grown, and is recognized for her highly representational paintings as well as her current series of organic abstractions.