Elaine Beckwith Gallery

Imagination

Mother and Child, Haiti

"No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination." Edward Hopper

 

This is the gift that makes artists special. They view the world with eyes that see beyond the surface, then search deeply within to transform that vision to reality. We are privileged to have these special people among us.

Representing artists of regional, national and international stature, Elaine Beckwith Gallery is pleased to present the work of over 30 artists in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where a dedication to the enjoyment of art is our guiding principle. Our artists have exhibited in major institutions from the Museo della Citta da Roma to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Paintings, sculpture and a distinctive collection of artist-pulled prints are available for your pleasure.

The paintings of Vermont artist Janet McKenzie are keenly focused on the feminine figure through both secular and sacred imagery.  These are images that demand the viewer to actively engage, to be attentive and to ponder.  Empowering and diverse, these exquisitely rendered paintings challenge us to encounter the heart of the feminine being as a universal symbol of hope.  The painting "Mother and Child - Haiti" expresses the bond of mothers and children everywhere.  I love the way that the bodies of the young mother and child merge.  Not one, not two. The bulk of the young child, no longer a newborn, but still so dependent on the strong arms that embrace him.  They are at peace.  And through her artistry, Janet McKenzie blesses us with their peace.  

Happy Mother's Day.

 

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