Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.01.49 PMEast Dallas visual artist and painter Caroline Oliver pushes the relationship between neutral and neon colors in her exhibit “Acid Rain,” which is showing just south of the neighborhood this month.

If you’re a sucker for texture and color, Oliver’s abstract oil paintings are filled with vertical and horizontal lines and drips of paint, which are reminiscent of one of Oliver’s favorite things — rain.

“My style is abstract and resembles impressionism,” she says. “I want my work to have both gentle and aggressive elements. My paintings used to, generally, be thick with layers of brightly colored paint. I would scrape away at the layers and work the painting into its finished composition. I still work the paint ‘in and out’ but now most of my paintings are thinner, washes of neutrals and subdued color, with pops of intense color.”

“Acid Rain” is on display at WAAS Gallery, at 2722 Logan, through Oct. 31. 

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