Friday was the opening night of the annual show for the Daily Artists group. myself and 44 other artists participated and the art was incredible!
My two large butterfly paintings were on display and I was pleased to see them pop in the gallery lighting. Responses were very encouraging and discussion with fellow artists was inspiring. Overall, a fantastic night!
Here is what I wrote to go with my pieces:
Originally from Colorado, I’ve always enjoyed all kinds of art. For a decade I went to school for graphic design, computer animation, and even welding.
One year, my husband gifted me with all the supplies for an art studio; including three types of paints, easel, drawing table, and canvases.
Not long after I attended an oil painting workshop in 2013, we moved from Georgia to New Hampshire. New to the area and looking for art community, Artistree and the Daily Artists group was a good incentive to paint regularly.
I also joined figure drawing groups to practice, relax, and be around other artists.
I painted a butterflies at night scene, but I wanted to do it better. For all of 2015 I studied the pieces of my painting. I observed how clouds look according to time of day and weather conditions. I watched the fazes of the moon and how the night sky changes in color and brightness. I drew and painted landscapes during the day, and designed moonlit night scenes. For two months I focused on drawing and painting butterflies.
2015 has been a fantastic year of growing, learning, chasing art opportunities, and professional development. I look forward to the new adventures in 2016!
You can follow me on Flickr (leahperlongo), Facebook (Leah Perlongo Art), or my website (www.LeahPerlongo.com)
The display runs through February 6th at Artistree Gallery in Pomfret, VT.