Artist Lily Prince has created a body of watercolors, oil pastel drawings and oil paintings that will be shown at the Palmer Gallery November 20 – December 19.
The exhibit opens with an artist’s reception on November 20 from 5-7 pm in the gallery; live classical guitar music will be featured. This event and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
The show, aptly titled “Here, There and Everywhere,” features works inspired by various places Prince has visited as well as her home in the Hudson Valley. The pieces are abstract, but Prince begins her process outside with traditional landscape drawings en plein air. She then takes these pieces and uses them for information gathering to inform the larger works. A few works in this show are the result of Prince’s time in Italy during the summer on an artist’s residency. Prince’s work combines perception, memory, and aspiration in a cacophony of organic abstract mark making.
“Whenever I travel,” says Prince. “I draw. Whether it’s Florida, California or Italy, I like to draw in a new place to gather a repertoire of marks and patterns to create the larger works.”
Gallery director Teresa Quinn says it’s exciting to have a local artist exhibiting at the Palmer. “I had the great experience of going to Lily’s studio, which is a pristine space, and seeing these works simply hung on the walls. They were stunning.”
Based in Stone Ridge, Prince holds an MFA in painting from Bard College.
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