Sunday, April 22, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Kathrena Ravenhorst-Adams at Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield

Spring in Bloom:
A Show of Watercolors, Oils and Pastels by
Kathrena Ravenhorst-Adams

At the Blinking Light Gallery May 1 - June 30, 2012
Reception for the Artist May 12, 4-6 pm

Scenes of the details of nature and the landscape are Kathrena Ravenhorst-Adams' favorite subjects. A resident of Northfield, Vermont, she received her BA from Mary Baldwin College and later studied watercolor under the late Mitsue Elston in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Ravenhorst-Adams relocated to Vermont in 1982, and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Art and Natural History through The Graduate Program at Vermont College of Norwich University, spending many hours wandering the fields and woods painting and drawing from nature.  During this time she taught watercolor painting, nature drawing and pen and ink sketching through Creative Education, Inc. of Northfield, Vermont. 

After moving to Natick, Massachusetts in 1986, she was active in the Concord Artists Association and the Framingham Artists Guild and taught watercolor at the Danforth Museum School, during this time exhibiting in many individual and group shows including the Guild's show in Symphony Hall in Boston.

Since returning to Vermont in 1992, Ravenhorst-Adams has taught watercolor at Studio Place Arts in Barre and is active in many local groups including the Barre Paletteers, Chandler Gallery in Randolph, the Art Resource Association, the Greater Barre Craft Guild, Bryan Memorial Gallery, the Vermont Pastel Society, Vermont Watercolor Society, Vermont Hand Crafters, and others.  She is a member of the art show committee of the Paine Mountain Arts Council and shows her work in the Annual Paine Mountain Art Show in Northfield.   Her work may be seen at the Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield, Vermont, the Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes, Vermont, Studio Eleven Gallery in Lexington, Virginia and at her home studio in Northfield during the Annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend in May. 

Artist's Statement
My special love is nature. In celebration of the spring season, I've  assembled an exhibit of paintings featuring flowers, birds and spring scenes. Some of my watercolors show the point of interest in detail with the background in soft focus, calling attention to the subject. In others, I've chosen a more expressionistic, energetic style showing the excitement and exuberance felt when viewing the bright colors and patterns of the floral subject.  Although I am more known for my watercolors, also included in this show are several of my oils and pastels of garden scenes.

Dwarf Iris Garden, Watercolor