Anne Hartmann, Judith Pettingell, Ann Semprebon who love painting outdoors: landscape scenes, flowers, and gardens are favorite subjects.
The exhibit will be on display from: July 5 – August 24
I love watercolor, with its luminosity, intensity, and its often surprising effects. I enjoy painting scenes which have meaning to me, as I strive to capture the mood of a scene.
I've participated in various group shows in the Upper Valley in the last few years. These venues include the Hotel Coolidge, various libraries, Kendal, Stella's, and Cedar Circle farm. And I have exhibited paintings at Long River Gallery in Lyme on an ongoing basis. Painting with teachers such as the late Larry Howard, and also with friends "en plein air" is helpful and enjoyable, too. I enjoy painting in Florida, where the art scene is flourishing. Plein air painting at the beach is delightful!
Ann Semprebon received her B.A. and M.A. in fine arts from U.C.L.A and also took classes at Dartmouth. She has taught art in local schools and institutions to all ages including her Garden Studio. Her etchingsand watercolors have been exhibited widely in New England.
I have always been interested in nature and especially the garden, the processes of growth and decay. In my newest work from nature I am seeking compositional challenges.
Many of my paintings focus on daily life here in the Upper Valley or during travels to different parts of our country, but I am especially fond of those done in places our painting group has travelled: Italy, France and most recently the southwestern section of the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. The paintings in this exhibit focus on that locale, more specifically a beautiful family estate in West Cove, a village near that estate, and Derrynane, the home of the Irish statesman, Daniel O'Connell, considered by many to be the father of modern day Ireland.
While my inspiration often comes from the beauty of nature, seeing people doing ordinary things: sledding, biking, walking dogs, playing soccer, window shopping, or watching my grandchildren in play, the Ireland paintings reflect the often muted natural colors of this area and the occasional surprise of vibrantly painted buildings. Sometimes it's the way light plays across shapes, the rhythm of repeating shapes, or the beautiful patterns of shapes found in nature or manmade that grabs my attention. The paintings in this exhibition show an area of Ireland that is often both wild and exotic.
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