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.
Spring 2013 Featured Artists
The artist Jennifer Blaikie uses a unique combination of colors and perspective to create original still lives, and landscapes. Through her use of shape, color, and depth of field, Jennifer’s paintings refer both to the everyday banal and to a deeper artistic vision and emotion. Jennifer grew up in New York City and studied art at the high school of Music and Art and received her BFA from Bennington College in Vermont. Jennifer teaches and chairs the art department of an independent school in Manhattan. The artist lives with her husband and two daughters in New York City. “Purple Tips” is a close-up view of exotic flowers from South Africa. As we hope happens to those visiting the Lodge, the artist finds her ideas and perspective reenergized when traveling to other places.
Batya Wise, who lives in New York, grew up in Jerusalem. Her landscapes are often work in plein air. The artist studied figure painting at the Art Students League under Philip Pearlstein, Barney Hodes, Phil Sherrod, and Knox Martin. She sometimes uses previously painted watercolors of New York City, Jerusalem, Safed, and the Dead Sea in Israel as the basis for creating large collages and paintings. Her unique approach combines color harmony with a celebration of pattern making. Her colors and brushstrokes are reminiscent of fauvism.
Wise’s experimentation with watercolors, new media and collage construction uses discarded personal materials to create exciting new life on canvas. When the artist paints the female figure and everyday objects, she aspires to illuminate the fragility of humanity and longing for a better world. The artist’s evolving work now reflects her optimism about life. Whether her subject is people, cities or flowers, the ethereal lightness of Batya’s work is certain to enhance the experience here at The Lodge at Woodloch. Just looking at her work is uplifting.
Any questions or interest, please see the concierge or Kiesendahl+Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd. www.kandcgallery.com 914 325 5496 Nancy Bloch or 914 844 6296 Camilla Calhoun