New Moon Art Show:
Jodie Maurer – Impasto Landscapes of the Adirondacks
1 August - 2 September 2016
Artist Jodie Maurer will exhibit her Adirondack landscapes in the Paul Smiths VIC Great Room from 1 August to 2 September 2016. She participated in the 2015 Adirondack Plein Air Festival's Paint the VIC Day; her work received an award for "the most unique expression of the landscape at the Paul Smith’s College VIC." Part of the award was an exhibit opportunity at the VIC. Free admission.
Jodie Maurer captures the beauty and movement of the land in her gestural, thick oil paintings. Her oil paintings are characterized by her signature use of the Impasto technique – a painting technique which involves laying the paint on an area of the surface very thickly, usually thickly enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Maurer's paintings invite the viewer in with their bold strokes. The movement of the light and color makes a rhythm, a song about the subject, that is almost heard and definitely felt, bringing you to the bottom of the falls or out on the boat tossed in the wind. Her American Flag paintings deliver a feeling of reverence and appreciation for our country.
Maurer spent several years painting the landscapes of the Southwest and later the Northeast. Currently, she is living and painting in Missouri. Maurer received a B.A. in Studio Art in 2011 from Principia College, Elsah, IL. Her paintings are in several private collections. More Paintings by Jodie Maurer
Artist Statement: When the qualities and ideas conveyed in a landscape move me to a more inspired peaceful feeling, then, I know I have found a place to paint. I search for what interests me in a landscape, whether it is the perseverance of the tide anchoring me in a feeling of strength, or the humility felt when standing under a thundering waterfall.