Carol Dupre is an old friend of mine. She has a studio at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria Virginia. Her work is beautifully painted , and highly intellectual. She literally writes papers on each painting. Each painting is extremely dense in art theory, history, culture and imagination. (Should you doubt my word on this, please visit Carol and ask her to tell you her thoughts on a random painting. Prepared to be impressed!)
The oil painting to the left is one from a large number of her “Stories of the Universe” Series. The colors , to me, are luscious-rich browns, dark reds, and blue greys.
Here is a link to her website. Here also is an except from that website from her “Stories of the Universe” artists statement.