Sylviane Gaumer is an avid backpacker passionate about the magical transformation of a black canvas into an inviting landscape. Inspired by the specific colors and light in the Sierra Mountain range, her work is constantly evolving toward the best rendition of the emotions she feels when she is one with nature.
“I spend a lot of time with Mother Earth. It is part of my daily life to walk, hike or backpack. Nature is my main source of inspiration, and that is where the calling is for me right now,” says Gaumer. “Through my brushstrokes I want to share with you the trails of the Desolation Wilderness leading to breathtaking views of [the] alpine lakes. I want to capture the smell of pine needles and bark, the earthiness of mushrooms. I want to convey with my palette knife the roughness of warm granite. I want to invite you to embrace the celestial blues of high elevation, untouched by polluted air. I want you to take off your shoes and jump in the pristine waters. I want you to stop and contemplate what is offered and so often ignored.”
Gaumer resides and works in her home studio in Grass Valley, California, and is an Associate member of Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists and Women Artists of the
West. Gaumer’s Alpine Lake collection is presented at CK Art Gallery in Sacramento and at Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley.
Gaumer’s solo exhibition Roar of Nature in its Simplicity at Artize Gallery in Palm Springs, California, presents a collection of landscape paintings celebrating the Joshua Tree National Park.
Sunset at Sunrise Lake, oil on canvas, 20 x 30"
Under the Oak, oil on canvas, 16 x 40"
Sterling Lake, oil on linen, 16 x 32"