(LENOX, Mass.) – An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from 11am to 5 p.m., for “Nature’s Silent Events,” featuring paintings by Kathryn Winstanley of Lenox and Kristin Emerson of Concord, Mass., at the Welles Gallery at the Lenox Library. The free exhibition, featuring watercolors, photography, and oil paintings, will be on display to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through July 28.
Winstanley explains that “Nature’s Silent Events” captures the moments that escape our notice in the bustle of everyday life. Both artists hail from Concord, Mass., and often reunite in Berkshire County with a shared appreciation for nature’s quiet power.
“I see beauty in the fact that only I bear witness to these moments, and may then go paint them,” says Winstanley, who often visits the banks of the Housatonic River in Lenox to draw inspiration. “For me, they are both solitary and magnificent.”
Winstanley will be present at the gallery on Sundays throughout the show to meet with the public and answer any questions about the work.
Kathy Winstanley works from the Orchard House Studio at her home in Lenox, Mass. Her favorite things to paint are water scenes, particularly at spots along the Housatonic River. She prefers watercolors because they are a light and fluid medium. Her techniques incorporate oils and photography.
Kristin Anderson Emerson comes from a line of noted photographers in Concord, Mass. She studied Classics at Trinity College before moving on to earn her master’s degree from the University of Vermont. She worked in the Greek and Roman Department of the Boston Museum of Fine Art before returning to Concord to help run the family business, Anderson Photo. In addition to numerous exhibitions, she is the founder of the Anderson Archives, the Boston Portrait Company, and Pook.Biz image bank.