lindsey fox creates work that celebrates and contributes to the protection of the widerness she loves to explore. she uses pattern to create paintings that balance between abstract and landscape to capture the awe and grandeur of the outdoors. by carrying a sketchbook, she is able to record the moments, patterns, and landscapes "en plein air"and bring them into the studio to create larger interpretations of her encounters. working from these gathered drawings and sketches, rather than photographs, allows a more direct transfer of ideas.
this body of work was jumpstarted during fox's hike of the pacific crest trail in 2016. she continued this process in a studio setting once she returned which allowed for large scale work and more detail. this work has evolved into bodies of work and collaborations with apparel companies, non-profits, and charitable organizations to ensure the growth and protection of our wild places.
This painting is based on a part of the The Pacific Crest Trail I never thought I would partake in; the climb up Mt. Whitney. The alternate hike started as a casual stroll to draw at Guitar Lake, only a few miles up the trail. As I hiked higher up to explore, with endless switchbacks looming ahead, I started to gain confidence in my ability to make the summit; what beautiful drawings could evolve up there, I thought. This evolution represented the way I approached the trail from then on; experiencing the journey as an artist, first and foremost. And though I had doubts that I could complete the trail, I knew it was as simple as putting one foot in front of the other and and the privilege of time . I approached the trail as a project and artist residency, the hiking was a means to find those views and places one cannot find in a day, but eventually the romantic aspect of completing a thru hike got to me and melded with the project in one line from Mexico to Canada.
The Enchantments Wilderness
62" x 45"
Walk Up Whitney
Mt. Whitney, California
62" x 45"
Touchmark West Hills, Portland’s art collection, designed by Heidi McBride & Co.
The Knife's Edge Goat Rocks Wilderness
62" x 45'
Made in collaboration with the Northwest Avalanche Center as a promotional tee, donated artwork at their fundraising auction, and proceeds from prints donated to furthering their avalanche education and prevention services.