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About Us

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.
 


 

Summer 2014 Featured Artists

Ann Crowley

Anne was born in Dublin, Ireland.  Her love of art was ignited by her grandfather, Liam O’Rinn, a painter renowned in Ireland and Europe.  She earned a BA at the National College of Art and Design in Ireland, and after coming to New york City, received a Masters in Fine Art from Hunter College.  The artist has shown in Ireland, San Francisco, in various New York City galleries, at the WFG gallery in Woodstock, in Kingston and with Kiesendahl+Calhoun Fine Art in Pleasantville. She has received numerous awards and scholarships and has been reviewed in the Woodstock Times, the Irish Arts Review and the Irish Times.

In 2000 Crowley moved from New York City to the Hudson Valley where the Ashokan Reservoir, Catskill Mountains, deer, birds and flora serve as her ongoing muse. The artist’s painterly landscapes are an exploration of her surroundings, of a landscape and wildlife she has grown to cherish.  Rich layers of colorful compositions carry us into her expressive world.  Her New York cityscapes are like sweeping portraits of the city, an endless expanse of light and form as seen from her hotel window.

 

Mark Milroy

Mark was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Ontario.  He received a BA from Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited in galleries in New York, Brooklyn,  Sag Harbor, Chicago, LA and Canada.  His work has been featured in Architectural Digest Spain, Vogue Living, Paris Review Daily and other publications, and has been written about in the New York Times and Washington Post, among others. He lives with his wife and two little sons in an old farmhouse near Honesdale, Pennsylvania, a soaring barn serving as his studio.  He travels once a week to teach drawing in New York City at the National Arts Club. 

Milroy began painting portraits in college, working with an association of adults with mental illness and has ever since been interested in the psychological elements of his sitters.  His portraits abound with lush detail that beckon us to observe and travel into the depths of the sitter’s personal space. Through expressive, thick paint and brushstrokes, color and creative patterns, the artist commands serious attention while also revealing a sense of humor.  As the critic Julia Morton wrote, “Despite the expressionist handling of paint and the exaggerated features, we can feel the sitter’s private desire to be understood, not simply recorded. Milroy’s subjects…are props in a sense, used to portray his interest in color, texture and pattern.”  
The artist’s flowers and landscapes are rich vignettes, often small in scale, work solo or together in a grid, almost like a storyboard.
We are thrilled to exhibit Mark’s accomplished work at the Lodge and are confident spending time with his paintings will greatly enhance your experience here. 

Any questions or interest, please contact:
Kiesendahl+Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd.
www.kandcgallery.com
914 325 5496 Nancy Bloch
914 844 6296 Camilla Calhoun

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