Making Connections: Painting in a Series
April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Making Connections: Painting in a Series is an exhibit of pastel works by local Finger Lakes artist, Neal Allen. Work will be on display from April 3rd-26th and an opening reception will be held April 3rd from 1-5pm. (Please keep in mind we have a limited capacity for social distancing in the room and you may have to wait outside the room or building.)
About the Artist:
“I have always loved to draw. I temporarily lost my hearing when I was ten years old, and after all the books were read, I turned to copying the illustrations, and I was hooked. I put my love for drawing on hold to pursue music, which turned into a career in music education. Creating bulletin boards and making posters that my meager budget didn’t allow me to purchase rekindled my love of art. I still didn’t have much time to devote to art, but did manage some community education classes, then workshops and serious practice. I continue toward finding my artist’s voice – creating pieces which look the way I feel about my subjects and painting as a whole.
I have been painting, selling and exhibiting my work for the last nine years throughout New York and in New England. I paint in what is known as the American Impressionist style. I’m less concerned with photo-realism, and more concerned with capturing the mood of the piece. I focus primarily on landscapes, but continue to use still-lives to hone my drawing skills. My hope is that the viewers of my work will also get a sense of the mood of each piece, and be able to draw something from it to take with them as they go.”