NEWFANE—Lynn Hoeft of Brattleboro will exhibit her watercolors at the Crowell Gallery of the Moore Free Library, 23 West St., for the month of September.
An artist’s reception and opening will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Hoeft works in both transparent watercolor and colored pencil. Focusing on a narrowed-down landscape of the natural world, she paints the beautiful objects that are always around us: a cluster of tiny berries, a bright blue feather, or a sprig of rosemary. In addition, she paints and draws collections of the things you might find around you every day – a green pepper, a silver spoon, a scrap of lace, a few buttons and an old fishing lure.
Most often painting from a bird’s eye view, she also includes bright paper and fabric patterns, historic photographs and elements as diverse as opera glasses, a tuning fork, and vintage buttons.
Whether walking around town or through the woods, she’s always on the lookout for feathers, seeds and leaves to add to her next painting.
Whether depicting a single hawk feather, the inside of one perfect pear, or a collection of objects that reflect a family’s history, these paintings respect all of the senses: the objects and possessions we observe daily, the food we touch and taste, the flowers we smell, and our memories of the natural world.
Educated at Bennington College and Pratt Institute, she has been a painter for 25 years. She relocated to Vermont in 2008.
The show is open during library hours — Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 3 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — and runs through Sept. 29. For more information, call Librarian Meris Morrison at 802-365-7948.
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