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“Wild and Free” by Artist Jennifer Williams is Next Exhibition to Open at New Canaan Library’s Curtis Gallery
July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Jennifer Williams takes the age old tradition of botanical compositions into an entirely new realm with her joyful interpretations. “Wild + Free” opens at New Canaan Library’s H. Pelham Curtis Gallery on Thursday, July 18 and runs through Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Building on a long history that has led from ancient art through Dutch Still Life and Impressionism to the art of today, Jen’s depictions of blossoms and blooms bring joy to the senses. Williams’s work echoes the fullness of life and the freedom of nature, mixing vibrant reality with a sense of fantasy that invites us to become immersed in the painting. Her paintings allow the viewer to appreciate nature as she perceives it, full of movement and light.
“I need to be IN my paintings – not just describing what I see but participating, taking hold of the colors,” Williams states. “As a child living near the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia, I grew up with wildness: spring flowers full of color and light, changing through the seasons. Later, travelling, I loved the new plants and blooms I found and began at last to paint, en plein air, among them. Today, from my home near Long Island Sound to the Caribbean and Monet’s gardens in Giverny I’m fulfilled, capturing the colors which have been, and certainly still are, such a part of me.”
“Wild + Free ” is sponsored by the Art Committee of New Canaan Library. The art is for sale. For additional information, please contact Amara Johnson at 203.594.5079 or visit newcanaanlibrary.org.