2017 DUMA Biennial artist, Eileen Mueller Neill

Eileen Mueller Neill, Riverwoods, Illinois
Twisted, 2016, watercolor, 25×20

I took my first watercolor class in high school and through the years it has become a passion. I like the freshness that can be achieved with washes of color on paper. The body of my work represents my life’s experiences in trying to fulfill my passion.

In my studies I learned to value design and color. I approach each idea I have for an art piece looking how I can best express my thoughts and subjects. In my work I want to capture some of what fills my life today and save it
for tomorrow.

The concept of Twisted is a product of my daydream ideas. One day I was doodling in my little black sketch book, and the twisting and tangling of the lines and compositional sketches creatively inspired me and excited my imagination.. After many hours of planning, sketching, and painting, I created Twisted.