“Paintings by Patricia Feiler and Drawings by Jeanette Martone”

East End Arts is pleased to announce the exciting new art show at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery featuring East End Arts members: paintings by Patricia Feiler of Mattituck, NY and drawings by Jeanette Martone of Bay Shore, NY.

Painter Patricia Feiler comments on her work and inspirations: "Painting a landscape feels like music to me. I have a strong background in music and I have discovered a familiar rhythm in the motion of the brush across the canvas. The process of painting has an energy and a crescendo. My paintings begin with thumbnail sketches and then as the painting takes shape, the colors and forms begin to blend. I have to stand back and squint to see the images. I can only really see my paintings from a distance, yet I hear them with every brush stroke. The paintings on exhibit in the Rosalie Dimon Gallery reflect my own interest in the work of the Impressionists, both in art and music. Artists Monet and William Merritt Chase are strong influences for me. Their paintings have a sense of place and yet there is a mysterious quality to the simplest of images. Color within shadows shimmer in the same way as the melodies and harmonies of composers Debussy and Ravel. The interaction between light and color is fascinating to me. The shadow on the curve of a sail, dots of sunlight on a wave, or fading sun on a dune will change in an instant as a cloud passes over. Capturing that instant is what excited me about creating a painting. My paintings are autobiographical, in that there is a memory of my having been in the places that I paint. Some are done Plein Air, right on site, and others from memory."

Artist Jeanette Martone has spent time volunteering in the developing world, and while doing so, she often encountered stray dogs wandering the village streets, some strays, some befriended by people. Jeanette comments: "I was moved by their vulnerability as well as their resiliency and grace, and I felt compelled to honor their spirit in my drawings. My pencil and ink renderings, with infinite detail, capture in a moment of time the texture of fur; the reflection of an eye, the poverty of their surroundings. My works invite the viewer to delve into the drawing and emerge into the animal's reality."

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