Have you ever driven past an artist working outdoors painting a North Fork scene? You may have passed Riverhead artist Christine Dupuis as she works depicting the beach, a farm stand or an old barn.
Dupuis has a new exhibit at Riverhead Town Hall featuring oil and watercolor paintings she has done in en plein air style of various sites on the North Fork, as well as a collection of portraits.
The exhibition opens Friday, March 3, 2017 and will run through May 26, 2017, and can be visited during Town Hall open office hours, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The artist says there is something addicting about painting in the great outdoors. “Everything becomes a painting” in her eyes. She is emotionally drawn to her subject whether it is because of the atmospheric light or the colors reflecting on the earth. Capturing the essence of her surrounding is most important. She thinks there is nothing like the feeling of being one with nature, being so absorbed in the creating process and trying to capture the very essence of the moment you are in.
Dupuis organizes a group called Island East Plein Air painters, going out weekly to various locations. Her goal is to see the plein air painting movement grow on the North Fork of Long Island where the land is plentiful.
The public is invited to meet Dupuis at a reception she will host at the gallery on March 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
All exhibited work is for sale. To purchase, contact East End Arts at 631-727-0900 for information.
For more information contact Jane Kirkwood, East End Arts Gallery Director: 631-727-0900 or click here to email her.
Source: Press release issued by East End Arts dated Feb. 24, 2017.