gretchen is a bicoastal painter, living in rowayton, connecticut and tiburon, california. her work is a hopeful meditation on what is. an attempt to make sense of the natural world. a dynamic equilibrium where laws of nature, and endless natural forms, persist in a yawning stretch of space and time.
with color, mass, light, and atmosphere, she portrays natural elements with a steady gaze; painting abstract color fields and natural landscape inspired analogies. her work has a timeless calm and a bright palette. her works display an experience of power and serenity beyond the noise of human activity.