Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, ‘Harmony’, 2014, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, ‘Harmony’, 2014, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, ‘Harmony’, 2014, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, ‘Harmony’, 2014, Carrie Haddad Gallery

oil on panel
10 x 10 inches unframed
12 x 12 inches framed

Beautiful small scale square landscape oil painting on panel of a vignette of two trees, winding river, blue majestic mountains, and sun through clouds. Largely influenced by the Hudson River School this landscape oil painting with smooth brushwork and warm yellow, sunset hued clouds over a peaceful river valley is reminiscent of work by Frederic Church and Thomas Cole. The dark green and brown trees frame the landscape and create a dramatic effect around the background of the river and Catskill Mountains at sunset. Pristine black frame is elegant and modern.

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 and small sculpture.

Signature: Signed with initials JBA in lower left corner

About Jane Bloodgood-Abrams

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