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Frances Wells Harvest Moon
Dated: September 28 2013
Frances Wells has lived on and painted the Hudson for the last twenty years. Like the Hudson River School painters, she is captivated by the beauty and the luminosity of the river and it's valley- her words! Her work, which has been shown in Manhattan, Rockland, Westchester Counties, Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Washington and Missouri, resides in over five hundred private collections throughout the United States, Canada and the British Isles.
It is impossible to separate the person Frances Wells from the artist Frances Wells. They are one and the same. She paints with such integrity, with such a deep and sure touch to what she knows that I, looking at her work, can not help but be pulled into her beautiful world and see through her artists eyes and feel her heart- full to overflowing with the love , commitment and respect she has for the Hudson River, it's valleys, it's myriad views and moods. She captures the cool pale blue light of dawn, the violet beginnings of the day and the "rosy fingers of dawn" which is spoken of many times in Homer's "The Oddessy." The marshes with their twists and turns, with their rustling of reeds, the lovely bird calls. The Hook,and Tallman and far beyond the Bridge. The natural world in all of it's magnificent, blissful being. The Hudson in it's many moods, muddy and brown sometimes churned up and frothy, not often flat and still. And the light, the beautiful light- ever changing and mercurial from one moment to the next-like a bratty Gemini. From the delicate (sometimes) dawn to glowing dusk, through the deepening twilight and into the dark hours of the night, Frances is busy observing, noting every little nuance and recording with paint her very personal association with her subject. Frances puts it all down in such an accessible way and , when you come right down to it, an affordable price. Certainly the large pieces go for much more, as well they should- but, with a little saving and planning and budgeting, a person really could afford to have a wonderful little piece of the Hudson River and it's environs to enjoy for years and years. Her artwork makes me feel so good. I think it will make you feel good too! So, if you have the opportunity get to The Straus Gallery and Bookstore at 10 Roundhouse Road, Piermont, New York, 10968. Telephone # 1-845-459-3124. email@example.com. piermont straus.com
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