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I was immobilized by the pandemic, and unable to work in my studio for the first month of the isolation.
After reaching out to a fellow artist, and painting together on Facetime, I have been able to make art consistently.
These works are all works completed in the last months. The common element seems to be the very lively color.
While color has always been very important to me, it has even more value now - the intensity of the times we are living through as seen in the intensity of the color of these works.
I create images that draw upon emotions inherent in all.
I explore visual representations of memory, layers that speak of past experiences, but also of the present or future.
Memory is a malleable state that is constantly changing. These narratives, often personal, themes of discovery, self-awareness, loss, ephemeral psychological states familiar to anyone which resonate on both a conscious or unconscious level. It often feels like creating a parallel reality, the appearance almost normal though altered.
I use trigger points reminding us of lifelong feelings mixed with past reflections a fleeting glimpse or a half-awake dream which play on the viewers' perceptions.
These paintings in oil and watercolor capture impressions and rhythms around Montauk where my studio is.
The movements found in nature become symbols of the currents of our life, our moods, and our internal navigations. Always present is the energy of the gesture and the sensation of color.
For more information please visit www.phyllischillingworth.com or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917 929 6968.
I'm a neo-Primitive, self-taught, hated art classes except to model for them, and was copying Modigliani and George Rouault when I was 11.
I've been described as an intellectual artist who "rips away everything that masks the central core of the existential human condition acting as a channel for something deep within us all." Others have said their dog could do as well.
Personally, I think my main competition comes from elephants, chimpanzees, and three-year-old prodigies.
New beginnings......rather hard these days....but I find if I look to nature I am never disappointed or uninspired.
The new pieces I've selected for this show bring me great personal joy and hope, not just for a new day, but a new way.
Kathryn A. Cunningham
I paint figurative and abstract oil paintings on linen and on board. I am moved by gesture, color, and light.
I moved out to the Hamptons just over 5 years ago and immediately was struck by the beauty of the light.
Something about the bay and the ocean with the trees and the fresh air makes the light brighter and clearer, which makes the sky and the sunsets so incredible.
I am passionate about capturing this light and sharing it through my photography.
Pastels and Acrylic abstract painting
Anna Franklin is an award-winning artist who finds in Nature her constant inspiration.
Whether she chooses to express herself in an abstract form or representationally depends on the mood, the subject matter, the light, the impulse to try to evoke in her canvas the feeling, the emotional connection with what surrounds her. She is therefore a very eclectic painter because her style is dictated by the visceral desire to transmit that emotion in the form of expression that can best illustrate it.
She shows in many venues and galleries from Long Island to Florida garnishing accolades and has patrons in many states and abroad as well.
She can be contacted at email@example.com or through her website at www.annafranklinart.com.
I am a photographer and short filmmaker interested in identity, intimacy, and communication, reflected by the human form and other objects I consider figurative.
The interplay between connection and solitude - conformity and outliers - creates a psychosocial tension that predicates my work.
My intent is to create a photographic metaphor that explores the spiritual and the abstract.
The artistic aim is to render reality somewhat unreal.
The use of multiple media allows me the flexibility to capture subtleties and mysteries of light that help redefine the academic assumptions of what photographic art really is.
Love the challenge of watercolors. You only get one chance. Try to capture the essential 3-dimensional character using light and shadow.
I have chosen these 5 paintings for this show because they reflect the direction that I am enjoying and will continue to explore.
This time at home has given me time to really think about my artwork and to develop new skills and techniques.
Generally non-representational, my works convey something I have witnessed, sensed, or experienced. I might depart from an idea or image of a structure or landscape, or sometimes even a mood or character.
I begin by choosing shapes and colors that seem fitting at the moment, and after that I work intuitively, building compositions or objects one shape at a time, or one color at a time, or by way of various arrangements of my preferred marks.
Sometimes it's really the accumulation of materials that lead me along. My work is always evolving.
In the Exodus series, the delicate nature of humanity is portrayed through these ephemeral forms, creating haunting shadows as important as the physical beings.
Capturing body language, gesture, and expression and their relation to emotion and character, are reflective of the human condition exposed in these works.
Sculptures of wire mesh and gauze are lightly cloaked to reveal figures whose existence is precarious.
This series of works is a new departure in a familiar medium combining techniques from past works. Using copper wire mesh and shadow, these sculptural sketches are inspired by my photographic mono-print colored pencil drawings from nature.
The art pieces I have created over the past few years from 2019 to 2021 have been personal explorations of portrait and landscape digital photography.
In the case of portraits, I use a print of a portrait I have taken of an individual, layer materials over it, and then take another photograph of the resulting collage. I then edit the resulting digital image with the aim of evoking an emotional reaction in the viewer.
In the case of landscapes, I take photographs of East Hampton, New York scenes through wet glass then edit them to create an abstracted and impactful image.
What fascinates me about photography are the transformations that occur when translating three-dimensional reality onto paper.
I have always used my camera not to illustrate or document the world before the lens, but to convey the quality of my individual experience of it.
Each printed image represents a visual journey of exploration and discovery. These images are a celebration of the spirit of place as revealed through a meditative or contemplative type of seeing – a sort of listening through the surrounding visual cacophony to sense a stillness.”
Karen L. Kirshner
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, I painted using bright yellow. Upon reflection,
I realized I was trying to brighten the dismal situation for millions of people suffering the uncertainty, danger, and loneliness of being shut-in.
The future looked ominous, and I challenged it with my brightest colors. Go Away, my paintings say to Covid-19 worries.
Dorothy W. Kopelman
I see movement through space in some kind of atmosphere. I like to bring a sense of depth and mystery to my work. In a way, it connects the inner to the outer and pulls the plug so the work stands on its own.
I like to suggest a known world but one that remains more of abstraction with the use of vibrant colors to create movement in space. It leaves more room for exploration since the environment has not been clearly defined.
When creating fused glass art, I have been inspired by the symbols of the dragonfly and the butterfly. During these isolating times of the pandemic, I have created a new art and added to existing glass pieces with images of dragonflies and butterflies. I have looked for strength, light, color, change, and the chance to take wing, as well as a deeper meaning of today’s challenges.
dragonflies symbolize our abilityto overcome times of hardship.They can remind us to take time to reconnectwith our own strength, courage and happiness.”
Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. And for some cultures, the butterfly is a symbol of change, joy, and color. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.
I often look for the little things around me, frequently ignored, that make a good photograph (and sometimes a good implied story).
These three photos were taken last week when a Cardinal braved the blizzard falling to visit my back deck where there is a sheltered bird feeder.
I have been painting for most of my life in various styles and using many mediums including acrylic, oil‘s pastel, pen and ink, and watercolor. My work is realism and I am influenced by my surroundings and the beauty either in East Hampton or Pennsylvania.
Marie DiSunno Lombardi a native of Amagansett became a self-taught artist as a result of a tragic accident she incurred, vision therapy being one of her turning points.
Her art is a reflection of growing up surrounded by beaches, wetlands, and woodlands.
To acquire the desired effect in her paintings you may see one or more of the following mediums in a single painting, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, India ink, pastel, photography, and collage.
Van Gogh, Wolf Kahn, and Monet being among a few of her inspirational artists.
Art Exhibits include Guild Hall, Amagansett, East Hampton, and Sag Harbor Libraries, Ashawagh Hall, Islip Art Museum, Southampton Cultural Center, Water Mill Museum, and personal studio tours. Organizations include Southampton Artists Association, The Wednesday Group Plein Air, and EHAA.
Covid Winter is a breakthrough piece in which I am attempting to confront and conceptualize the monster that has haunted us for the past year. It is a reflection of the gnarly, aggressive, mutating, virus on its path to consume all of humanity.
The gold used in the outline represents a feature of the translation of corona which is crown. Like the ash from nuclear fallout the phosphorescent green “covid snow” blankets the canvas.
This painting is a testament to the hardship humanity has faced over the past year and an attempt to take something horrible and make it beautiful.
“ This piece is representative of forms found in nature, birth, and decay. Bones, coral, flowers, and anemones are all materials I have been exploring recently. The fragility of glass, the opacity and translucency, all lend itself to exploring these objects.”
The beauty that infuses the East End has been a constant source of inspiration.
The light, the sky, the ocean, the farm fields offer an ever-changing palette of color and mood.
I paint on-site, weather permitting, and often finish up in my studio. I almost always paint in oils with an occasional watercolor for a reference sketch.
My sources are direct observation and my photos.
I hope to impart the emotional impact of the moment to the viewer, be it a storm, a cloud, or just beautiful lighting.
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The subjects I choose vary from flowers to landscapes. Cropping can make the image feel abstract - fresh, intimate. I want to deliver a fresh point of view, a pleasurable experience for the viewer.
My watercolor paintings are fluid and surprising. Watercolor is one big experiment, every painting, a mix of art and science. The pigments, papers, gestures, and brushes; the beauty of the medium's transparency, layering of color, and the light from the paper - all these weigh in during the process-- each element contributes.
Each painting is exciting and part of my painting journey. Water can’t be controlled. The outcome is often unexpected. Each piece takes on its own expression and translation of my observation of the subject.
I am a Scottish born Artist now residing in Sag Harbor, New York.
My passion for art continues to grow with each painting as I start to see it come alive with colors and activity. In my work, I attempt to embody and capture the realism and depth of the object or figures as painted as I try to create art that speaks to the mind and soul of the onlooker.
I have recently strived to widen my horizon through my series of portraiture to demonstrate the varying range of human emotions that we all experience, Love, sorrow, pain, and despair.
Katherine O. Milliken
Katherine Milliken is a professional artist and a highly experienced educator.
She specializes in painting from nature, deriving inspiration from natural, organic forms in our environment.
This subject matter comes from her many and varied experiences outdoors including walks with her dog, creating beauty in her garden, time spent with horses, and trips to the zoo and safaris.
Mary O Milne
As a glass artist, I work in both kiln-formed glass and stained glass in my Springs studio.
I was introduced to the glass at movement during my studies in interior design at NYSID and later studied glass at Pratt, Urban Glass and Bullseye glass.The tranquil beauty of our woodlands, bays, and beaches here on the eastern end of L.I. as well as the intense colors and clarity of the glass itself inspire my work.
The title "New Beginnings" has led me to exhibit works that are inspired by the new beginnings of nature with the proliferation of budding trees and flowers of spring.
I am a local artist living in Springs.
I grew up in East Hampton and love the beach landscapes and the beautiful flowers that grow here. I am often inspired by both.
If you are interested in any of my paintings or have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Facebook page - Karen's Art.
Enjoy the show!
Melinda Beck Neger
I'm a contemporary impressionist in Sag Harbor and New York City, always on the lookout for interesting light and everyday scenes to capture and celebrate in oil paint.
You can see more of my work at MelindaNeger.com and email me at MelindaNegerart@gmail.com
Kat's work has been exhibited by galleries, museums, and private collectors as well as featured in a myriad of publications and sites including The New York Times and Fine Arts Magazines.
Kat is also co-owner/co-director of The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, which has been voted the Best Gallery in the Hamptons since opening in 2015.
Kat has won many awards for her art including being voted best of the best artist in The Hamptons for the past five years - platinum in 2020, gold for the previous four.
Deborah Palmer is a former graphic artist and commercial illustrator who now divides her year between Sag Harbor, NY and Charleston, SC, devoting her time to painting landscapes. She paints with The Wednesday Group, Plein Air Artists of the East End so most of her work is small in scale, but she will do studio paintings from Plein air studies.
The three pieces in this show are studio paintings done from photographs because of rapidly changing clouds.
My paintings take many forms. I move freely between figuration and landscape, realistic painting and abstraction.
My studio practice uses painting in oil and mixed media. My Wall Street career serves as inspiration for a recent series of abstract paintings. As someone who spends a lot of time surrounded by buildings, I am also deeply inspired by the landscape. The approach allows me to explore the use of color and pattern to express my ideas and feelings and then incorporate them into my work.
My abstract series of paintings come out of awe of nature - the ocean, sea, sky, and mountains. I start by introducing color, shape, and line, then respond to their development in an intuitive fashion, layer after layer. At once mysterious, and moody as a result of an uncanny luminescence, the result of many layers of manipulated paint reflect upon the fragility and vulnerability of life.
The desired results are achieved. Abstract and distilled, my landscape paintings convey an essence of nature rather than a literal description. Many of my paintings are realistically rendered landscapes capturing places I love - the Hamptons, Central Park, or Hudson Valley vistas.
My sculptures are heightened versions of forms that occur in nature. They are neither copies nor abstractions, but somewhere between the real and the surreal.
I strive to create ambiguity in the natural environment. Whether encountered in a garden, a wood, or on a bookshelf, the exaggerated nature of the work is meant to elicit both wonder and surprise.
I juxtapose unlikely materials and use common items in unexpected ways. Organic forms created from inorganic materials aiming to amaze and delight.
A British citizen and permanent resident of the East End,
I trained and studied under the mentorship of the realist painter, Robert Cenedella, at The Art Student's League of New York.
My work is both representational and conceptual, as I endeavor to find and communicate meaning through the power and beauty of the real, without delving too much into the literal.
The relationship between line and composition is fascinating to me; if it is true that there is no line in nature, my work seeks to create and interpret the lines I perceive, which come together to convey and explore meaning.
The new year has arrived and I'm looking ahead to a new season.
These are some of my latest works with suggestions of the rebirth that Spring brings.
I would be happy to answer any questions.
My email is JRojasArt@gmail.com
Thank you for looking!
Graduating in architecture from the Hammersmith College of Art and Building in London, I found myself unable to practice architecture when I emigrated to America in 1970.
While living and working in Washington DC, I began making mixed media works, indulging my love of geometry and building materials.
I try to capture in my paintings something of the transcendent beauty of landscapes with which I have formed a deeply personal connection.
My goal is to share my conviction that there is something greater than what we see on the surface.
For me, this experience is encountered daily in the landscapes of the East End.
I work with acrylic and mixed media and paint abstract designs and people.
I like working with bold colors.
As a writer publishing over 1000 articles as well as a book, my goal has always been to reach a wide audience. This is the same with my artwork.
I am passionate about my art and have been studying full-time at the Art Students League of New York.
My work has been exhibited in many galleries, stores, and shows and I’ve sold many paintings. I want my art to be fun, yet with a touch of mystery.
Rosa Hanna Scott
Art is like life that everyone lives.
Neva Delihas Setlow
Neva Delihas Setlow has created a series of sculptural works constructed from wood and painted with acrylic.
As with much of her sculpture, the pieces are concerned with color and hue. Her constructions are sensitive and celebratory. Her work is structured and evokes a sense of peace and meditative tranquility.
More of her work can be seen at www.nevasetlow.com
My career started as an illustrator, and designer. Illustrated books include Nancy Drew, and Hardy boys covers, and several children's books, including many of my own.
Since moving to the East End I became a fine artist painting the beauty of the East End's landscapes and beaches.
I am one of the founders of The Wednesday Group Plein Air Painters of The East End
Da Vinci paraphrased the ancient greek philosopher who likened visual observation to the flow of river water.
He took interest in how all visual subject matter is affected by the earth's changing relationship to the sun, the presence of wind and clouds, animal life as well as the viewer's perspective.
He noted how those influences make viewing the same scene twice just as impossible as stepping into the same river twice.
For me, choosing the best from that endless array of visual variety and putting it to work on a canvas is the appeal of Plein air painting.
As an abstract artist, I liberate my emotions by transforming nature into a new outlook that is not a representation of an object.
I thoroughly enjoy the process of creating a new pictorial life, starting without any preconceived idea. Through the use and variations of lines and strokes, rhythmic movement, and color, a picture of light and emotions comes into existence and the pictorial result is always personal and unexpected.
Here are a couple of new pieces and an older one involving triangles that I still like. The simple yellow piece is large (for me) and signals a new more monumental look for my work.
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