NorthWind Fine Arts is pleased to present “Moments in Time“ as our October exhibit featuring photographer Russ Hartung and fine art painter Mary Woodcock Johnson.
"Great art picks up where nature ends," Marc Chagall.
Mary Woodcock Johnson's new oil paintings explore landscape and animals of the Adirondacks. Walking local trails these past two years inspired her to paint the natural surroundings bringing color, form, and composition (and more color) to her work.
She found the quiet and beauty of the changing seasons inspired her to return to oil painting. Such a change from her figure packed watercolors!
While the seasons are frequent subjects, Mary's work in this show features many
She often works in series. Included in the show are paintings from her water-lily-"uninvited"-guests, and paths-in-the-woods series. Mary's previous work focused on figures and their environments; she has included one lone figure in the show as a nod to her painting history.
Russ Hartung notes, “For me, a ‘Moment in Time’ is the perfect description of my muse.
I’m happy to sit on a mountain top for hours waiting for the perfect moment where the light and shadow create just the right interplay. Sometimes I’ll wait in the woods, or in a photo blind, to capture the perfect ‘gesture’ from a wildlife subject, or I’ll get up early in the morning to capture the soft, moisture-laden landscape at a moment when most of the world is still asleep.
My goal is to capture that moment and display it in a way that allows others to experience a little of that moment for themselves.”
Meet the artists!
Russ: Sitting October 10, 14
Mary: Sitting October 5, 8, 19
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is located in the heart of the High Peaks Region in historic
Saranac Lake, NY.
We feature traditional and modern paintings in all mediums, photography,
jewelry, fused glass, and woodworking from award-winning Adirondack artists.
The gallery is located at 85 Main Street in Saranac Lake, NY. Gallery hours are daily, 10-4.
Lee Ann Sporn - Acrylics
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
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