spring equinox

March 22, 2013 § 3 Comments

Ingemanson_KathrynsBouquet

Kathryn’s Bouquet

The calendar states that it’s officially Spring but here in New England it feels like winter with endless snow storms and freezing temperatures.  Perhaps that’s why I kept finding myself looking at this small 12″ x 16″ painting that has been kicking around my studio for awhile.  It’s a simple piece inspired by a bouquet that a friend had picked from her garden in Wellfleet, MA.  I was also giving it a second look after getting the announcement for a Jane Freilicher exhibit that’s coming up at the Tibor De Nagy Gallery in New York.  Her pieces resonate with me in there simplicity of subjects and painting techniques.

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden was created as a companion to the Octopus’s Garden.  The painting was inspired by both the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Myakka River State Park in Florida.  Warm weather will be here soon…

creative support

November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Monotype entitled Flora donated to IPCNY.

The Holiday Season is upon us and if you’re looking for a chance to support the art community check out my monotype entitled Flora that I have donated and has been included in the New Prints 2011/2012 Benefit Exhibition and Silent Auction at the International Print Center New York.  This piece combines the monotype and Chine-colle processes with vibrant colors and gold metallic inks.  It’s beautifully framed and ready to hang on the wall.  This is an opportunity to pick up a reasonably priced piece of original art and support a great institution that is devoted to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints.
Opening Reception:  November 29th, 2012, 6-8 pm     On View:  November 29th-December 15th, 2012

International Print Center New York | 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor | New York, New York 10001

autumn inspirations

October 24, 2012 § 5 Comments

Recent monotype entitled ‘house in the woods’.

Fall in New England is at it’s peak and the colors this year have been outstanding.  Years ago I loved to drive the back roads of Vermont and witness the pastoral beauty of the autumn landscapes.  Now I’m just as content to find nature changing in little micro-landscapes that pop up everywhere in between the pavement and telephone poles.  It’s encouraging to see well tended, tiny pocket gardens and or an occasional reckless vine that positions itself just perfectly along a tree trunk and make a striking statement visually.

my deck

At this point I’m not sure if my deck is starting to look like my artwork or perhaps it’s the inspiration for it.  It was so monochromatically green all summer and now each leave is rebelling in there own way.

autumn pickings

Gardens have been the inspiration for many artists and one of my personal favorites is Paul Klee.  Recently I took the MBTA to Boston College McMullen Museum to see the Paul Klee Philosophical Vision:  From Nature to Art.  It’s worth the trip to see so many of Klee’s piece’s in one exhibit.  It ranges from sketches to painting and reveals his process for creativity.

It must have been so difficult for Paul Klee to be a Jew in Germany during the early 1930s.  Recently I read In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson that focuses on the rise of Hitler as it unfolded.  The book is the true story about an American diplomat and his family living in Berlin starting in 1933 and really gives insight into what it was like during this tumultuous period in history.  Like all of Larson’s books I was unable to put it down…  There are sketches in the exhibit that Klee created during this very troublesome time in his life and the book enabled me to understand his circumstances a bit more clearly.

Upcoming

September 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Detail from a recent monotype entitled Lunar Garden.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Moonstruck exhibit presented by Coastal Printmakers-a local group of dedicated Boston South Shore printmakers.  Above is a detail of the monotype that I am submitting entitled Lunar Garden which was pulled just this past Monday.  It’s currently being framed at Stanhope Framers with a very contemporary, hand-crafted frame.  To see the rest of the print please visit the exhibit which runs from Oct. 5th thru 30th, 2012, at the James Library and Center for the Arts in Norwell, MA.  Meet local printmakers at the Opening Reception on Oct. 5th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Rock Garden captured in Naples FL.

My personal pieces have been evolving for the past few years-maybe it’s my Saturn returning?  My love for printmaking has drawn me in and my work has taken a focus on botanicals and gardening.  Einstein has a quote that resonates with me-“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”.  My goal is to get lost in the moment to create art that comes from my spirit.  One of my greatest inspirations is Cy Twombly and his great paintings and photographs.  Currently there are two exhibits of his at the Gagosian Gallery in New York.  The simplicity and beauty shine through.

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