Tracing Ripples

Sabine Carlson

August 15 – October 31, 2019

sabinecarlson@comcast.net

Reception Date:  Sunday, August 18, 2-4 pm

Artist Talk: “Coffee and Conversation with the Artist” Sunday, October 20, 2-4 pm


The paintings in ‘Tracing Ripples’ are inspired by the land- and waterscapes around Lake Artemisia, Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, and the Paint Branch and Anacostia Rivers. Walking at a slow pace, I see combinations of detail moving in and out of view. These impressions become part of my materials, together with oil and acrylic paints, brushes, palette knives, squeegees, and the studio dog I have to be careful not to trip over at times. Ways of traversing landscape – out of need, routine, or just for fun, is a recurring theme as well. My painting process is one that emphasizes transformations as the fragmented imagery weaves into pictorial spaces. I aim for a wobbly kind of balance, where definition and doubt keep each other upright.


Sabine Carlson is an American painter born in Cologne, Germany. She exhibits widely in the United States as well as internationally. Her work is included in public, corporate and private collections in Germany, Italy, in the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Carlson holds a BFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. She has lived and worked in the Mid Atlantic Region since 1995. Her main studio is currently located in College Park, MD, where she lives with her husband Joel and their two rescue dogs, Bruno and Stan.

  1. dog daze and a drone in my bathtub
    Oil on canvas
    44” x 30”
    $ 4500.
  2. drones and canaries in the cerulean islands
    Oil on canvas
    42” x 48”
    $ 5000.
  3. carrier pigeon
    Acrylic on canvas
    32” x 35”
    $4200.
  4. water levels
    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 42”
    $ 5000.