I am happy to share this opportunity to experience a unique themed exhibition which features my most recent mixed media paintings. “Transparent Passages” at the Providence Art Club in the Maxwell Mays Gallery will be home to the work of myself, Sherie Bishop Harkins and Jayne Guertin, multitalented artists with a deep commitment to their respective mediums. We have all created work that speaks to the theme and expresses our personal narratives.
The show opens on Saturday March 28th with a reception from 4:00 until 6:00pm. It will remain on display through Friday, April 17th.
With the deliberate use of archival recycled materials, my individual body of work highlights the landscape that is fading due to over-development. Texture, a gentle palette and an abstract view of the contemporary landscape are my tools for creating the works in this series. Each of the paintings incorporate the use of various collage materials such as newspapers, maps, magazines, patterns, blueprints, sand paper, gift wrap, hand made papers, tissue paper, rice paper, old music sheets, old catalogues and there are yet undiscovered sources. Coupled with acrylic paints, inks, transparent washes and water based pencils, the final canvas is sealed with matte medium and varnished. This series of paintings ranges in size from 10 x 10 to 30 x 30 inches.
It is my hope … “by defining these “forgotten” sanctuaries that the viewer will adopt a renewed appreciation and perspective for the remaining undeveloped land that surrounds them. In stimulating positive responses I aim to influence recognition and support for the conservation and preservation of local green spaces while continuing to document the beauty that still exists in the spaces around us.”