Myriam Cahn

I mostly work with colored pencils, a medium that permits me to duplicate the ultra delicate hues permeating floral colors as they fade from the deepest pigments to the lightest possible tint.

In an attempt to capture the translucency of a flower that thrives in sunlight, I use negative space. Part of this technique depends on the natural composition and reflective characteristics of the various leaves and petals.

The works of Sargent, Morandi and Demuth strongly influenced my early efforts. Lately my style seems to be taking on a life of its own. Although the use of colored pencils to capture the mystery of foliage and flowers continues to fascinate me, I still, on occasion, return to watercolor when I wish to depict people and scenery on location.

My collection includes scenes of New York City.

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