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"The Moods of Nature" in Stowe, Vermont

This weekend I have a show opening at Galleria Fine Arte’ in Stowe, Vermont.



I’ve been working for weeks selecting and finishing paintings for this show. 
Dusk 11×14 oil


I looked through my plein air work and chose ones that fit the theme of the show.
Afterglow 11×14 oil

I added finishing touches to some of them, while others were ready to varnish.
Moonrise 16×8 oil

I wanted to show a variety of seasons and landscapes.
After the Snow 12×16 oil

 I noticed a lot of water images in this group of paintings .
Red Sky 8×16 oil

I painted some of them along the Maine seacoast and others in the mountains of New Hampshire.
Reflection 24×24 oil

One was painted in a meadow very close to where I live.
Winter Walk 12×16 oil

Another on a deep ocean bay just a few towns away.
Safe Haven 28×38 oil 

I also noticed that I really like capturing reflections…and moods. Twilight is becoming a favorite time for me to paint.  
Twilight 11×14 oil

I’ve never been a big fan of painting buildings. I noticed at night they change into something else. Their boxy shapes merge into the landscape and their lit windows are beacons. Their reflections transport them into another world.
Cabin Glow 8×10 oil

It is this other world that I am interested in.   
Reflection Study 11×14 oil

This desire to paint nocturnes arises from a childhood memory.  I was six years old the first summer I went cat fishing at night.  It was magical being out in a row boat on a pond in the dark. The stars twinkled on the surface of the water.  Farm lights glowed in the distance. It was only when you hooked a fish and hauled it up in the beam of the flashlight did you remember that you were floating on deep water. 
Quiet Cove 8×10 oil

“Day and Night: The Moods of Nature,” a collection of new paintings of peaceful, luminous New England landscapes, by Mary Byrom , opens on Friday, Dec. 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Galleria Fine Arte, 6 Sunset St., Stowe. 

2 thoughts on “"The Moods of Nature" in Stowe, Vermont

  1. Very good works Mary, conrats…

  2. Thank you so much Musa !

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