Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, ‘Emerging Light Over the River’, 2013, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, ‘Emerging Light Over the River’, 2013, Carrie Haddad Gallery

12 x 24 inches
17.5 x 30 inches framed
oil on panel
contemporary dark brown wood frame

Carrie Haddad Gallery has represented the work of Jane Bloodgood-Abrams for more than 20 years, during which time she has received much critical acclaim for her contemporary landscape paintings.
Inspired by the painting styles of Frederic Church and Thomas Cole, and the iconic sweeping views of the Hudson River Valley and Catskill Mountains, this painting depicts the River, treeline, and sunlight piercing through a cloudy sky. A light, optimistic and romantic warm palette of pink, yellow and olive green, the smooth surface of this painting has been built up with many layers of oil and sanded down, topped with a final coat of varnish.
Exquisite treeline detail in the foreground, dramatic warm hued clouds in the background. This particular paintings is a panoramic format in a contemporary frame.

Notes from the artist:
What excites me most in nature are the deeply profound moments, where there is a connection with a higher energy and one feels alive. My paintings are a response to those moments, an attempt to recreate the heightened visual and emotional drama. In these works I seek to transcend the landscape as mere subject matter, and use it as a tool to illustrate nature’s spiritual or emotional essence. In some pieces I use the composition or presentation of the image to further convey an iconographic quality and inspire the idea that celebrating the landscape or these moments could be a form of worship. These paintings have progressively become less about documenting a particular place, but more about expressing a particular emotional memory of the landscape. I allow the emotional experience in nature to soak in as much as possible, and later, after some tempering and distillation through my own psyche, I use that memory to create an image which I hope will inspire viewers and invoke remembrances of their own experiences of nature’s most moving and dramatic moments.moments.

About Jane Bloodgood-Abrams

American, b. 1963, Queens, NY, United States, based in Kingston, NY, United States