NorthWind Fine Arts is pleased to feature the exhibit, “Just Breathe: Painting the Adirondacks” showcasing the work of oil painter Susan Whiteman during the month of August.
The gallery is at 85 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY. It is open daily, 10-4.
Susan lives in the Adirondacks, and is one of the area’s plein air painters. Her work is inspired in part by the Hudson River School of painters, but has contemporary interpretive aspects that make her paintings unique.
Each painting is carefully composed to bring the peace and beauty of the region to the viewer. She notes, “There is usually some sky drama in my paintings in the form of a luminous sunset, or remarkable clouds. Our latitude allows us to have long, lingering sunsets that find their way into my work.”
One of her favorite haunts is Norman Ridge Road, where she captures the big sky of historic farmland that is so vast it can be seen from the top of Whiteface Mountain. She also paints local waterways, orchards, and mountain vistas. In winter months she works in her local studio gallery, which is available to visit by appointment.
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is in the heart of the High Peaks Region, just 9 miles from Lake Placid, and is a favorite destination for those who want to bring home an artful “piece of the Adirondacks.”
Meet the Artist! Susan will be in the gallery August 5, 9, 26 and 29.
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is very pleased to introduce our newest member, Angela Nephew, a kiln formed glass artist.
From the words of the artist, “Making art got into my veins as a teenager. I was painting, making sculptures, but it didn’t feel comfortable. Glass spoke to me when I saw a program about making kiln formed (or fused) glass.
I sought out classes across the country and have been so fortunate to study with a master kiln formed artist the last six years.
My personal vision has narrowed over the years from being focused on color, because glass is so intrinsically beautiful, to becoming more of an explorer.
I am now trying to look beyond color, challenging myself by bringing my past experiences to my creations, many of them in this locale. Being in and on the water, walking many trails and skiing our mountains has soaked in and I know they find their way into my artwork both consciously and subliminally. They weave a story of a woman pursuing her life passion.
I am a member of the Glass Art Society and the Vermont Glass Guild. My work is in private collections along the east coast and can be seen at the Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh and the Northwind Fine Arts gallery in Saranac Lake,N.Y.”
Angie Nephew - Glass Artist
Stop in the gallery or call us at 518 354-5041
"Our mission is to provide a venue for the display and sale of art work by Member artists
and to promote development of the arts in the region."
We are a cooperative gallery of artists living in the Adirondacks, and the works of all members are exhibited in the gallery continually,
in addition to showing the work of a Featured Artist each month.
NorthWind Fine Arts is open to accepting artists who are willing to devote their time and experiences to the successful workings of the gallery.
85 Main Street
Saranac Lake, New York 12983
Open 10am - 4pm
SUMMER HOURS: Open Everyday July thru October
Closed Tuesdays: Nov; Dec.
WINTER HOURS: January February, March, April, May: Open Wednesday-Sunday
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays