Everyone knows that the sky is rarely as simple as the color blue. In fact, artist Whitney Knapp Bowditch specializes in exploring the mutability of the sky’s palette in her series of expressive landscape paintings. By using a variety of tools, brushstrokes, and techniques, Bowditch captures the transitory phases of the sky and shows how it changes the atmosphere of the landscape below.
The nationally exhibited artist is currently based in Richmond, Virginia, where she balances her creative practice with teaching courses in drawing and painting at John Tyler Community College. “I am interested in the physicality of paint and the infinite ways in which it can be applied to a surface,” says Bowditch. The artist’s vast portfolio shows her keen interest in landscapes of many types, including abstracts, coasts, and waves, to name a few. Although they differ slightly in style and subject matter, all of Bowditch’s artwork is connected by a common thread—the sky.