Drawing to me is both physical - an activity of making marks, as well as emotive - as a means of expression. My drawing springs from intuition and is spontaneous, and since the tools for drawing are easily accessible, it offers immediate gratification. Mostly I enjoy the tactile sense of the materials – crayon, paint, pastel, pencil as they connect to the paper. My drawings usually begin first as line drawings either with crayon or pencil. I build up transparent layers of color in acrylics or watercolors. I like the accidents that occur as the paint pools and dries.
Polly Giragosian began her art career studying painting and drawing at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She received a MFA from the University of Arizona with a concentration in fibers and in 1996 attended Skowhegan artist residency. She has shown her work in both local and national exhibitions, including Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz. She currently lives and works under the Shawangunk Ridge in the southern Catskills and teaches art at SUNY Orange.
Acrylic and crayon on paper (18" x 18") 2017 $475 (Framed)
Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, (10" x 10 1/2") 2017 $275 (Unframed)
Pencil and watercolor on paper (8" x 9') 2017 $325 (Unframed)