Angela Oster, Painter and Illustrator, Cleveland, Ohio
At one level, Angela’s watercolor paintings might be described as “whimsical”, even cartoon-like, but upon closer examination they capture our imagination and connect emotionally with each of us. There is a wonderfully benign pathos in the subtle expressions of her characters; her drawings are open and accessible – even vulnerable, but ultimately transcendent.
Writing about her May 17th, 2013 exhibit at Still Point Gallery, Angela provided the following:
“These are images that explore buoyancy – both physical buoyancy in water and the ability to recover quickly from setbacks. Inevitably therse are self-portraits-autobiographical snippets that have to do with happy memories of childhood, and also with awkward moments. I want the audience to be entertained and maybe look at their own vulnerabilities with humor. What I really try to capture is the beauty of the bittersweetness of life.”