Colleen Clapp

Paintings in oil & Acrylic

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7204 Adirondack Drive
Frederick, Maryland 21702

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FCC Gallery (The Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery); Frederick, Maryland    Group Show: The Figure: Architecture of the Soul     September 2008

Mary Pfister Gallery; Frederick,Maryland    Group Show: Journeys   November 2008

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center; Frederick, Maryland   Regional Juried Exhibit   June 2008

Maryland State House; Annapolis,Maryland   Frederick in Annapolis    January 2009

The Art of the Line:  The Bridge Gallery Drawing Exhibit; Sheperdstown, West Virginia   February 2009

Journeys II: Mary Pfister Gallery; Frederick, Maryland   September 2009

New Work: Gifts Inn Boonsboro; Boonsboro, Maryland    October 2009

A Colorful Collaborative: Byron Residence in Middletown, Maryland   June 2010

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center; Frederick, Maryland   Three Person Show: Novel   January 2011

Woodsboro, Maryland   Paint and Pasture: Barnstormer Tour   June 2011

VOLT Dining & Artique Underground Gallery; Frederick, Maryland    Two Person Show: Metes and Bounds: Exploring Connections to the Land     March 2012

The Artists Gallery; Frederick, Maryland    Solo Show: 360°    March 2012

Dumbarton Concert Gallery; Washington, DC    Solo Show: Recent Work   February 2013

Foundry Gallery; Washington, DC    Juried Invitational: Hot, Hot, Hot    August 2013

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center; Frederick, Maryland    Solo Show: The Connections Between   June 2014

Gallery 20 East; Waynesboro, Pennsylvania    Two Person Show: New Work   July 2014

TAG – The Artists Gallery; Frederick, Maryland    Two Person Show: A Photographer & A Painter    August 2014

About the Artist

Colleen Clapp's Signature Photo of Colleen Clapp

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
— Goethe

I attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and decided I wanted to be an illustrator. To translate a concept or an idea, to visually solve a problem using limiting criteria, and to do it well, has always felt stimulating and challenging. But in recent years, the illustrator in me has gradually morphed into more of an abstract expressionist painter.

My artistic goals continue to be challenging. I strive to develop an innovative, personal style of painting that might be labeled ‘spontaneous control’. I play with color and texture and line, not so much to illustrate an idea but to create, in the end, a painting that is fresh and exciting. I simultaneously struggle and delight in the creative process.