Saturday, November 26, 2016

Paula Renee’s Art Heralds the Season of Celebration at The Barn Gallery

A new exhibit showcasing the work of acclaimed artist Paula Renee will usher in the month of December and continue through year’s end at The Barn Gallery on Route 37 in New Fairfield, Connecticut, gallery owner Sue Newton announced today.

 The exhibit features an eclectic variety of woven tapestries, framed abstracts on paper, oils and “woven paintings,” Paula’s signature technique of combining her two passions – weaving and painting – into a single, three-dimensional medium.
Ancient Doorway, woven tapestry, 22 x 58"
The exhibit, curated by the artist’s daughter, represents a journey of self-discovery and celebration of the creative spirit.  Included in the show are several oils from the artist’s Cosmic series that depict the fluid movement of the universe, as well as “Reflections,” a framed weaving depicting an Antarctic moon rise. Also included in the show is “Origami in Flight,” an abstract woven painting with an origami-like quality reminiscent of birds on the wing.

The work of multi-media artist Paula Renee resides in major public, corporate and private collections, including the Presidential Suite and 17 lobbies of Tobu Hotel in Kinshicho, Japan; National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India; West Point Chapel; GE Capital; Stouffers Resort; Sheraton Hotel; Ramada Inn; IBM; AT&T; Travelers; New York Telephone; and Olin Corp, among numerous others.

The Barn Gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m.  For more details, please call 203-746-4502.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ridgefield Artists' Cooperative Now Features Paula Renee's Fiber Art

An eclectic mix of Paula Renee's woven paintings and fiber art can be found at Ally Bally Bee, a marketplace for local artisans in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Lug Roof, mixed media, 17 x 18"

 Ally Bally Bee is located just across from the Branchville Train Station on Rt. 7.

Uppdate: This piece has sold!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Escape to the Landscape in Danbury

The dog days of August have arrived, and there's no better time to "Escape to the Landscape" at Danbury's Art & Frame Shop.

This latest themed exhibit runs from August 6 through September 17 with an artist reception Saturday, August 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be food, drinks and live music

A few of mom's pieces will be there, including Peaceful Woods, a 19 x 24" watercolor that calls to mind my countless walks on the trails at Fairfield Hills and elsewhere.

Summer is fleeting, and so is this show. Make some time to stop by to indulge in some beautiful art by some of the area's most talented artists. Art & Frame is located at 60 Newtown Road near Chamomille Natural Foods Store.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Art Exhibit at Danbury's Art & Frame Shop

Danbury's Art & Frame Shop exhibit, Thoughts of Summer, is now in full swing. The summer-themed exhibit runs through July.

You can see three of Paula Renee's pieces there, including:
  • Sails & Sun, a woven painting
  • Posies, acrylic/paper
  • Purple Petals, acrylic/paper

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I just had a Revelation!

Newtown Florist on South Main now carries a small selection of artist Paula Renee's work, including Revelations IV.
Revelations IV, acrylic on paper
This 14 x 14" abstract features neat little rows of triangles (or squares, looked at another way) with curled paper lending a distinctive three-dimensional flair. You can more clearly see the paper curls by looking in the lower right corner.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Easton Arts Council Invitational Art Exhibit Coming Soon

We're entering a lovely paper abstract in the upcoming Invitational Art Exhibition planned by the Easton Arts Council May 16 to June 4 at the Easton Library.

Dance of the Falls, paper abstract/woven painting

Dance of the Falls is a classic example of my mother's lovely and colorful woven paintings. The artist Paula Renee developed this novel technique to merge her two passions -- painting and weaving -- by carefully cutting or tearing her paintings into vertical strips and then weaving them back together on the loom, creating a unique three-dimensional effect.

The arts council's 20th anniversary celebration will take place in the library's community room with an opening reception on Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m.

See you there!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A Fine Time for Some Fine Art

This past Saturday marked the opening day of the Richter Arts Association Members' Show. This year's show was dedicated to the memory of my mother, Paula Renee, and I was so pleased the wonderful ladies at Richter gave me the opportunity to keep mom's spirit alive.

In the lobby, visitors can see two of my mom's works:
  • Sailing, a woven tapestry, and
  • Spring at Last, a delightfully abstract bird cage that makes use of tissue paper, fiber and a few recycled materials, which my mother was so fond of doing. It is similar in style to the one you see below on the right, though it has more subtle colors.

In addition to my mother's work, there was a diverse group of watercolors, acrylics, oil paintings, graphite on paper and pen and ink, plus some great refreshments. I couldn't resist purchasing two sweet photographs of some shorebirds in beachy-looking frames. Thank you, Katherine Beattie!

I hope you can catch the show before it ends May 15. The Richter Center is on Aunt Hack Road, next to the golf course.