The paintings of Lois Dickson reflect an ongoing interest in the natural world, from subject matter monumental in scale-glaciers and geysers of Chilean Patagonia, to a sphere of radically inverse proportion: the micro cosmos of butterfly wings. Woodland scenes and the rich detritus of the forest floor also serve as departure points for Dickson’s painterly abstractions. The physicality of her painting process is always in evidence, as are themes of renewal and decay. Despite the overtly organic nature of her subject matter, there is an underlying geometry that underscores her investigation of form in its fluid and static state. The more recent work veers from observation to images coming from the very processs of painting itself. One hopes the paintings engage the viewer in a way that invites multiple readings and a wide range of personal interpretations.