Art Gallery of Bancroft April 5 to 29

Invocation is the title of my show at the Art Gallery of Bancroft.  I have sixteen large paintings – mostly brand new – which depict my feelings of intimacy and belonging to the northern environment where I now reside.
I am leading a workshop at the gallery on Sunday April 23 called “Liberate your Landscapes” about creating personal and painterly work from your photos.

This is my exhibition statement:

Invocation
[in-vuh-key-shuh n]
noun
1. the act of invoking or calling upon a deity, spirit, Muse, etc., for aid, protection, inspiration, or the like.
For all my painting life, I’ve been a painter of landscapes: big skies, open vistas, distant woods and evocative atmospheres. And all my life, I’ve lived in the city. That landscape was something I dreamed of, and longed to be in, and would head to at any opportunity.
And now I live here, in the place I’ve always painted. And there has been a subtle shift in what I paint – no longer are my landscapes dreamy, distant, idealized places, but real, rugged and textured. My muse lives in these woods, and I am feeling the roughness of the bark, I’m hearing the rustlings and chirrupings, and smelling the brackish water of the bog. I am now a part of the place I paint.

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Opening Reception on Friday April 7 was well attending and lots of fun!

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Dwelling (in the forest) 30″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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October: Track & Tower Trail 20″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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Lodge 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Whisper & Trill No. 2 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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Little Clearing in the April Woods 40″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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Musicale 24″ x 50″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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So I can find you in the forest 40″ x 40″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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Still 36″ x 36″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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Whisper & Trill 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel SOLD

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Reflect 24″ x 24″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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Egan Chutes 20″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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The Trail Behind My House 20″ x 60″ cold wax, oil & dry pigment on wood panel

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