Erin Westenskow Berrett is a Salt Lake City painter and graduate of the University of Utah. “I push myself to be abstract in the details while still achieving the perception of reality. When I paint, I never blend. Instead, I layer thousands of marks side-by-side, swaths of color that are then translated by the observer. Two inches of canvas viewed from a few inches away might have a hundred brushstrokes that seem to form nothing, but when the piece is considered as a whole, the effect is highly representational.