Drummond and Holmquist share an interest in an imaginative painting process that is rooted in an off-the-beaten-path version of popular culture. Working in a Surrealist-type manner, each artist's method of painting is similar to automatic writing: after applying brushstrokes to the canvas, they step back, read into their markings and embrace what might have subconsciously made its way onto the canvas.
Andrew Holmquist, Inside Out, 2009, Acrylic & oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches.
Andrew Holmquist, Blanche Devereaux, 2009, Oil on panel, 19 x 23 inches.
Sonja Drummond, Night Queen, 2009, Oil on canvas, 14 x 21 inches.
Sonja Drummond, Vortex, 2008, Oil on canvas, 16 x 22 inches.