oil on canvas 24 x 48 inches Jane Bloodgood-Abrams captures the majesty of the Hudson River Valley at Twilight in this horizontal oil painting on canvas. Graceful blue mountains line the horizon past the serene river, its glassy surface awash with rosy light. Largely influenced by the Hudson River School this landscape painting with smooth brushwork and sunset hued skies with blue mountains is reminiscent of work by Frederic Church and Thomas Cole. About the work: Painter Jane Bloodgood-Abrams has become one of the area’s most celebrated artists, gracing viewers with her compositions of sky, river, and earth. Being less concerned with documenting specific scenes, Bloodgood-Abrams is focused on capturing nature’s essence, “the deeply profound moments, where there is a connection to a vital energy.” Her process begins with being in nature, where she allows the emotional energy of the landscape to filter through her psyche. The memory is then translated onto canvas after being worked over a period of time with layers of paint that is applied, wiped away, and reworked. The result is a radiantly dramatic remembrance of Bloodgood-Abram’s encounter with “something beyond everyday life”. The artist’s final hope is for these images to evoke remembrances within the viewer's own personal relationship with nature. Celebrating 25 years representing artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond, Carrie Haddad Gallery hosts 7 exhibits a year featuring painting, photography, mixed media and large & small sculpture.
About Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
American, b. 1963, Queens, NY, United States, based in Kingston, NY, United States