An exhibit of paintings by Susan Hennelly will be on display at the Kent Public Library through the month of December. The theme is barns.
According to the artist, "A neighbor’s barn, for instance, will bring a familiarity to the setting. A photo could capture the details and lighting. Sketching on site and color studies all help to fulfill the mission. The medium is watercolor. One stroke will suggest much detail so we must practice restraint. And think first.
There’s another side. You paint without controlling the vision too tightly, discovering what it is as you create it. You let yourself go. There are no boundaries until the next brushstroke will be “too much”. The theme is the same in both these works but the approach is different."
Susan Hennelly received her BFA and BS in Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA She was one of 12 featured artists in the Arts-Mid- Hudson gallery exhibit “inspired by Plein Air” this year. Other juried exhibitions include “Meeting Past” at Akin Library and Museums, Pawling, NY; “National Women’s History Month featuring Women Artists of the Hudson Valley” at Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY and “Victory for Tyler” at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA. She received Honorable Mention at Sharon Historical Center, Sharon, CT and 1st Prize at the Friends of the Great Swamp Celebration.
Susan has had Solo exhibitions at Millbrook Free Library, Millbrook, NY; Dover Plains Library, Dover Plains, NY; Thalheimer Hall of Maplebrook School, Amenia,NY and North End Trilogy, Barnegat Light, NJ.