I have been painting with watercolors for about 15 years. Having always been especially drawn to works of art in this medium, I was delighted to learn how to do it myself from a superb watercolorist, Laura Wilk, who is also, fortunately, my friend.
Still lifes, landscapes, and abstracts are what I enjoy painting, especially learning new techniques and getting more and more comfortable with the old.
I have always been inspired by nature. I grew up in Finland in a landscape of forests and rocky shores, I could freely wander under the transparent canopy of trees and rest on granite platforms honed by ice age.
Presently trees, especially without the heavy summer foliage, intrigue me. I try express the construction, transparency and patterns of background. I look out of the window and observe the shapes and light that varies hourly and daily.
There is an absence of man in these works but I recognize effects of his activity or neglect.
JEANETTE COMPTON, SUSANNAH K. GRAEDEL, LINDA MILLER, DORIE PETROCHKO, JAN PRENTICE AND BIVENNE STAIGER, Paintings and Drawings by Illustrators
Paintings and Drawings by Illustrators affiliated with the Yale Peabody Museum Nautral Science Illustration Program
Opening reception: June 30 4:00 - 6:00
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Martha Link Walsh, Paper Cut Works and Gaile Ramey, Photographs