Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Pop Up Gallery in the Adirondacks

My favorite way to exhibit lately is through "Pop Up" galleries in private homes, offices and various other venues. I was able to stage my most successful exhibit to date in the beautiful Adirondack style home of Marsha and Tom on Lake Saranac. I was fortunate enough to be their guest for a whole glorious week, during which time we created a gallery for viewing my work by placing the paintings throughout their home. The paintings felt entirely at home there and judging by how many were sold over the week-end the community felt the same way. It was almost a sold out show! I am most grateful for having had this wonderful opportunity to exhibit my paintings and meet the community of Saranac Lake.
Flanking the Birch Bark lined front door were my two diptychs from "The Wilderness WIthin" series.

The paintings seemed to have a natural affinity for the Adirondacks.



"Primal Source 2" in the entry hall as you walked in the front door.



A particularly grand location on the great mantle of the main fireplace.

A selection of my books and cards for people to browse.







A small painting done the previous evening as the super moon rose above Lake Saranac.


"Weaving Roots of Time", the signature piece of "The Wilderness Within" series was purchased by Tom and Marsha at the original View show in Old Forge. It was a joy to see it hung in such a prominent place throughout the "Pop Up" Gallery event.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Erratic Behavior

 



A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests. In the Adirondacks these rocks are also known as Wabeeks. These huge rock beings were pushed all the way from the Laurentians to the Adirondacks by glaciers. I find this fact most fascinating as I too have arrived with a car full of paintings from the Laurentians which feel like they have found their home here in the Adirondacks.









 

A more charming or gracious pair of hosts could not be found then Tom and Marsha who  welcomed me into their home and community with a natural warmth and generosity of spirit that seems to be the prevailing spirit in this part of the world.


A bronze sculpture of the elusive mountain lion done by local artist PJ LaBarge greets me as I pull into the driveway. I am thrilled to see where I will be spending my next few days, in the coziest guest cottage in the world, nestled into the hillside above Lac Saranac.


 


Held within this environment I begin to absorb the Adirondack landscape...feeling it's rocks and trees. Listening to its textures and sounds. Slowly getting to know its unique presence as I photograph and sketch for future paintings.


View of Indian's Pass across a lush meadow.

More to come in the next post on the Pop Up gallery held at this charming Adirondack home on Lake Saranac.