Wendy Chidester

Paintings (14-works)

Wendy  Chidester Focus II
Focus II, 2016
Oil on canvas
36 x 39 in
Wendy  Chidester Composition on Green
Composition on Green, 2016
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 in
Wendy  Chidester Composition on Blue
Composition on Blue, 2016
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 in
Wendy  Chidester Columbia
Columbia
Oil on canvas
40 x 40 in
Wendy  Chidester Champion
Champion
Oil on canvas
27 x 48 in
Wendy  Chidester Rolodex
Rolodex
Oil on canvas
32 x 32 in
Wendy  Chidester Western Electric Co.
Western Electric Co.
Oil on canvas
25 x 20 in
Wendy  Chidester Sunbeam Automatic Mixmaster
Sunbeam Automatic Mixmaster
Oil on canvas
22 x 20 in
Wendy  Chidester Empire Cobbler
Empire Cobbler
Oil on canvas
60 x 28 in
Wendy  Chidester Pedal Power
Pedal Power, 2017
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 in
Wendy  Chidester Goodell Co. Apple Peeler
Goodell Co. Apple Peeler
Oil on canvas
20 x 22 in
Sold
Wendy  Chidester Quench
Quench
Oil on canvas
60 x 28 in
Sold

Wendy  Chidester

Wendy Chidester

Wendy Chidester Biography

Wendy Chidester currently works out of her two studios in Salt Lake City and in Helper, Utah. She studied drawing and painting at the University of Utah, graduating with her BFA in 1988, and at the Helper Art Workshops in 2007. She has won several local and national awards. She continues to paint daily and seeks to improve and grow as an artist.

Painting is Chidester’s passion and through her artwork, she shares a part of herself with the world.

I’m a bit of a sentimentalist and it shows in my work. I find myself drawn to the abandoned and neglected objects of yesterday. In today’s fast paced, high tech world an incredible array of well worn tools, gadgets, and mechanical gems have been overshadowed and left behind. These are the subjects for my paintings, and I enjoy the challenge they present.”

To capture the beauty and soul of old inanimate objects, scratches, dents, and worn edges are important. In order to add depth and the perception of age, Chidester incorporates several application processes, including scratching the surface, flicking of paint, and the old master’s technique of glazing until the desired effect is achieved.

With each completed piece Chidester contributes to recorded history. Although memories fade with time Chidester immortalizes the vintage subject matter she paints on canvas.

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