The Lodge at Woodloch is intimately aware of the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Mother Nature provides an ever-changing muse for art and inspiration. Together with Kiesendahl + Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd., comes a custom-curated art gallery hall featuring local artists that help magnify our philosophy of personal awakening.
Winter 2014 Featured Artists
The artist lives in both New York City and Hawley, Pennsylvania, along the Lackawaxen River. Tom received his MFA from the University of Iowa and earned an Artist in Residence at Yaddo. He has participated in juried shows from Nebraska, Iowa, Virginia and Florida and has shown in galleries in New York City and Pennsylvania. The artist seems to employ all the elements to create warm, scintillating canvases that remind us of places and spaces where we long to be, both familiar and exotic.
He says: “Light, color and brush work draw me to painting. I like to live at the intersection where paint meets illusion. It is this tension between paint being paint and paint being illusion that I find most intriguing. The brush is of the moment, color and value illuminate, and the light transcends to make a painting come alive. I have painted all my life. Subject matter is generally the most mundane and it is the elevation of the everyday that I feel to be the most positive statement to be made. Again, it is light and reflection that catch my eye….”
The artist, who lives in Savannah, Georgia, received a BA from Wellsley College where she later returned years later to teach painting and sculpture. After receiving a masters degree from Rutgers University, Marilyn studied at the Art Student’s League in New York with Reginald Marsh. An internationally acclaimed watercolorist, she has earned a signature membership in the National Watercolor Society and has shown nationwide in solo exhibits and juried shows, at the Education Department of the Museum of Modern Art, The National Arts Club and Salmagundi Club in New York City. Her work can be found in hundreds of private and corporate collections. In the unforgiving medium of watercolor, Marilyn Foley renders a landscape, flowers or architecture with luminous precision.
Amelia Arenas, Phd with MOMA says: “In Foley's work, nature is never given a pastoral tone and the image of the domestic is free from anecdote. Strictly speaking, there is no narrative but vision suspended. The stillness and silence one senses in her work are the result of reflective contemplation which is too sober to be romantic, yet is spiritual in a way which only American realism can be.”
Any questions or interest, please contact:
Kiesendahl+Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd.
914 325 5496 Nancy Bloch
914 844 6296 Camilla Calhoun