Thursday, May 7, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Works by Lee Garrison at the Vermont Supreme Court

A show of works by Lee Garrison entitled “Lee Garrison in Vermont: landscapes, flowers, ponds, portraits,” is on display at the VermontWorks by Lee Garrison at the Vermont Supreme CourtSupreme Court from May 1 through June 30.

After years of study at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts at Oxford University, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Student’s League, Garrison pursued life as an artist based, primarily, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her work has been featured in solo and group shows in New England and Europe.

Much of Garrison’s work over the years has been inspired by Chinese art, particularly the flower paintings, water landscapes and portraits of the Sung dynasty. Even her method of working, moving from long contemplation to quick execution is inspired by the work of Sung artists. Among the works in Garrison’s current show are a number from a period in her life when she spent much time painting on the shores of Lake Champlain, others reflect her more recent work, painting beside a pond in Colchester, Vermont.

The Supreme Court is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The court building will be closed May 5, May 25 and June 5.