“Water, Waves, and Woods”

The next Art Show at the Abbott Library in Sunapee will feature local artist, Jean Cronin Connolly.

“Water, Waves, and Woods” will be on exhibit for the month of April with the Opening Preview Reception on March 31st 5-7pm.

The work is primarily oil landscape paintings which reflect nature in a variety of settings.

Jean, both a fine art photographer and a painter, originally from the Boston area, has been painting in oils for the past several years.   She also is the chairperson of the Center for the Arts in the Lake Sunapee Region which strives to support all the artists in our region.

After studying at the University of Massachusetts and Boston University, she continued studying a variety of styles, techniques, and media with such distinguished artists as George Dergalis, Dudty Fletcher, Kat O’Connor, Robert Douglas Hunter, Cyrus Whittier, and Aline Ordman.

Photographing and painting at locations around the world, she has strived to capture both the fleeting moment of a child’s glance and the infinite stillness of a mountain range at sunset.

Now living in New London, New Hampshire, Jean’s paintings have become more expressive impressionistic and her fine art photography more emotional. Both her archival digital prints and oil paintings have been juried into numerous exhibitions throughout the country, and have won several awards for outstanding merit.

Jean has said, she views her world with a sense of wonder… watching snow fall, a stream flowing, or clouds dispersing in the sky, which all create a feeling of unexpected discoveries.

“Observing the way light reflects on a lake, ocean, or stream; the way it penetrates water and mist; the way it illuminates trees and clouds, is my challenge.  It is the differences in the light, the fascinating way it plays on the surface, the way it changes the spectrum of colors, and the unforeseen effects it has on those who view it that make it all worth capturing”.

The exhibit is ongoing during the month of April and is free and the public is invited to the Opening Preview on March 31st 5-7pm.

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