Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Madison Art Society announces Town Hall Artists for March and April

The Madison Art Society announces popular local artists, Isabel Sharlotte Lane of Westbrook, and Elena Gerard of New Haven, will be the Madison Town Hall artists in March and April. Both show a variety of subject matter including the local seaside and still life and the human figure. Their work can be viewed at the Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, Connecticut during the months of March and April. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours.

Isabel Sharlotte Lane
Isabel has been a resident of the Connecticut Shoreline for most of her life and it's ever changing views, serenity and beauty have inspired her work. Because she paints plein aire, "in the landscape" she is able to capture it's true colors, atmosphere, light, vastness and feeling. The artist's travels throughout New England and Europe have also inspired her art. In the studio working from life, this inspiration received from out of doors, affects her figures and still life pictures enhancing their beauty.

For over seventeen years Isabel has taught art in both public and private schools having earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a Professional Educator Certification at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven. Additional education includes a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration
Dockyard by Isabel Sharlotte Lane, Oil
at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art, Old Lyme, Connecticut. Her paintings and etchings have been exhibited and collected at various venues in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island and notably at the The Little Gallery, Chester, Connecticut. 

Isabel currently works from her studio located in a 1740 post and beam carriage house beside the Falls River in Westbrook, Connecticut.

Elena Gerard  Elena has spent summers doing plein aire painting on the Connecticut Shoreline along with many other artists and paints in oil, watercolor and acrylic. On a weekly basis she joins artists at The Brush and Palette located at the Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut to paint from live models that have inspired her to complete over 100 figure drawings that can be seen at her website Elena She is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and The New Haven Paint and Clay Club.
Branford Beach by Elena Gerard, Acrylic

French Country by Elena Gerard, Acrylic
The artist received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Paier College of Art, Hamden, Connecticut. In addition she has a Life Membership at The Art Student's League, New York City where she studied with Irwin Greenberg. Elena has sold art by commission in Connecticut, New York State, California, Washington, and Florida. She illustrated a book, Even a Little is Something. Ms Gerard received the Milford Art Council's Plein Air Project- Mayor's Choice award in 2014 which is in the permanent art collection at the Parson's Government Center, Milford, Connecticut.

Contact information: Marge Casey 203-458-8555

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