Current DisplayLedyard Gallery:
NH Brook by Marion Kummel
A Life of Watercolors and More by Marion Kummel
On Exhibit: Saturday, December 3 through Tuesday, January 3
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3 from 1-3pm
Marion Kummel writes:
It is hard to write a brief statement after painting for the good part of 80 years. Having spent my life working in the art world, first, graduating from The Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and then professionally doing silk screening greeting cards, painting houses, painting portraits, making jewelry, copper enamels, etchings, designing eye glass frames, ceramics, sculpting, teaching art, and many more different aspects of art, I have accumulated so many paintings, that at 90 years old, it seemed like time to have a show. I minored in etching and lithography at Tyler, and some of my paintings reflect my instinctive and distinctive use of line.
These paintings date from the 1950’s to today. I would say I am a selective impressionist. I like to find the essence of what I am painting. Take my flower watercolors for example. Each flower gets a different treatment. Not every flower is important to feel what you’re seeing, so some flowers are prominent and some are hazy. In my other paintings, I may move trees or people to where I would like them, or take a tree from some other area and put it where I want it, or take liberties with color.
What I can admit now, is that in my mind and head, I am always painting, whatever I see, I see through the eyes of an artist. How would I paint it…regardless of what it is?
Display Cases in December:
Cafe Area Case: A collection of Dickens Christmas Carol figures on loan from Ginia Allison.
Teen Area Case: Early American Decoration by Polly Forcier. Stenciling, hand painted country tin, reverse painting on glass, gold leaf, and folk art are all represented.
Ledyard Gallery in January: Artwork by Hanover High School Students.