Thursday, August 9th marks the opening reception of Land and Sea: Spaces in Time a month long exhibit (August 2- 30th) of noted local artist Susan Schneider at the Wellesley Free Library. This exhibit of plein air and studio oil landscape paintings is inspired by the natural beauty and characteristics of New England, New Mexico and coastal California. Steve Dale, a Berklee College of Music Professor will be at the grand piano during the reception held from 6 -9 PM. Light refreshments will be available.
Schneider’s work combines the eye of a realist painter with an impressionist’s focus on capturing light with expressive strokes of color. Many of her paintings are painted outdoors and reflect the artist’s intimate reaction to her subject. Time of day, season and atmospheric conditions fill her works with mood and a sense of being in the moment. This is particularly true for the New England and coastal California scenes. Schneider’s series of Chaco Canyon depicts geological, archeological and cultural time. This sacred ancestral puebloan cultural site in northwestern New Mexico is set amongst commanding rock formations. When looking at the Chaco Canyon paintings one contemplates humanity’s footprint against the constant ebb of time.
Schneider has studied under some of the most prominent artist’s of our time and her work is in private and corporate collections. For more information you may visit SusanSchneiderArt.com or call 617-429-7398.