Saturday, June 19, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Corliss Blakely at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington

Corliss Blakely’s “Visions of Nature”

Opens in the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery

BURLINGTON, VT — St. Albans native Corliss Blakely presents Visions of Nature, a new collection of paintings created with innovative computer technology in an artist’s reception on Friday, July 2 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center. The collection remains on display through Saturday, September 25.

Blakely, a seventh generation Vermonter, her formal art training at Vesper George Art School and The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. Corliss paints still-life and Vermont landscapes in a classically realist style. The homes, farms, and antiques of her ancestors in Northern Vermont are often portrayed in her paintings. Corliss is internationally recognized for her work in several media, including watercolor, oil, and egg tempera. Her paintings hang in collections on every continent.

Corliss is now painting on the iPhone and iPad, which has “opened up a new world for artists,” she says. “The world is changing and artists now have a new canvas to create on.” Corliss has translated her meticulous technique in oils to these new technologies. She will demonstrate painting on her iPhone and iPad with ArtStudio, her favorite painting app.

Corliss Blakely’s work is displayed in conjunction with the Flynn’s annual Garden Tour on Sunday, July 11. Corliss will be in the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery on Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm to demonstrate her new painting techniques.

The Amy E. Tarrant Gallery—an extension of the Flynn Lobby—is open to the public on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm. Performance attendees may also view exhibits prior to MainStage shows and during intermission. To receive information about upcoming gallery exhibits and artist receptions, update your “My Account” page at