Creating art has given me a strong will to live and a happiness that nothing can replace. Television, computers and all these new fascinating things do not give me the satisfaction I get in creating art.
My current work takes inspiration and energy from working with a model. I get an emotional satisfaction from using a brush and from the colors themselves and it takes intense focus and energy to capture a pose.
But a picture of a nude woman is not enough for me; I like my work to tell a story. Using dripped paint and African fabric, I create an environment for the character, gradually hiding and revealing the painting beneath. I do not plan ahead, but the let the narrative develop as I move the fabric around the canvas. The colorful geometric designs combine with the flowing figure and organic shapes of dripped paint to capture the fun and energy of working from life. Each piece will take you on an unpredictable journey of fantasy, humor and color.
Florence Wint was born in Newark, NJ and now lives in Maplewood, NJ. She studied art at New York University and has an MFA from Columbia University, NY. She also studied at The Art Students League, NY and is an Alumnii of Pratt University, NY. Florence also taught at Greenwich House Pottery, NY for 25 years.
She was Artist in Residence for Ceramic Sculpture at Artpark, Lewiston, NY and was included in “Twenty Americans in Clay” which travelled throughout Europe. Her etchings illustrate the storybook "Cowboy Ed" by Bill Grossman.
Florence's work has featured in well over 200 group shows throughout NY and NJ. Some career highlights include museum shows in Poughkeepsie, NY, Bergen, NJ, Grounds for Sculpture, NJ and a solo ceramic show at Gaelen Gallery, West Orange NJ.
Wint's work features in the Noyes Museum collection and in corporate collections, including Exxon, Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Meyers Squibb, as well as being enjoyed in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe. NJ Council of the Arts awarded her a Fellowship Grant in 2002.