I’m really excited to share that my contemporary landscapes are part of an exhibit called “Emergence” the first of a salon series being held at the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in Baltimore, MD. The show was curated by K. Hamill Fine Art and Design and I will be showing my work along with Mary Beth Marsden and Diana Ulman.
Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in Baltimore, MD
South Pavilion Greenhouse Gallery
Tanglewood Conservatories wrote a little something up on their blog about the exhibit. Hope to see you there!
While I still create my mixed media pieces, lately I have mainly been painting with, well, just oil paint on canvas of landscapes. Here is my artist statement for my contemporary landscapes and these thoughts are what guide me on the canvas.
I am drawn to the inherent beauty and spirit of the natural world, and my artwork is a personal dialogue that reaches into the stillness of that spirit. These landscape paintings are visceral reactions to the land whether I am out painting in plein air or taking photos of the landscape during a hike.
The paintings are suggestions of the landscapes that I have traveled through and I strive to capture the moment before me. I want to express a feel for not just what I saw, but what filled my senses- the golden glow of a hill in the autumn afternoon sun or the calm feeling of eternity on a beach on the coastal pacific northwest.
These landscapes sit in the space between representation and abstraction and act as a bridge between the two worlds- the real and the reconstructed.
Several of my birds from my 100 Days of Birds series have been matted and will be made available for the Conservatory’s gift shop during the duration of the exhibition. A perfect place for them!