An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2017
Look Again: four local artists explore intention, vision, structure and beauty while painting en plein air around Cape Ann
Katherine Coakley, http://katherinecoakley.com
Leigh Slingluff, https://www.leighslingluff.com
The landscape around Cape Ann has provided inspiration to countless artists across centuries. Why are we driven to paint these same rocks and waters and skies over and over? Art should make us see, feel and think in new ways. What is important to the artist as she paints a specific location? What is her intention? Is beauty relevant to the artist? Good art should help us to make sense of this sometimes chaotic and harsh world.
Why are we motivated to paint landscapes on Cape Ann? Rocks, cliffs, sea and sky are timeless. We are responding to the beauty that surrounds us; we expect the work to mirror a part of that beauty back to the viewer. Each artist has a unique way of seeing and working, and this is evident in the individual work. The elements of a scene that attract our attention differ, as well as how we manipulate line, space, color, and brush work to express emotion. Each painting is a unique recreation of light, pattern and form. Happily, there’s always more than one way to see. Look closely at these painted surfaces; rediscover beauty and joy in this familiar landscape.