Current Art Exhibit

TANGLED IN COLOR

oil and acrylic paintings

KATHLEEN L’HOMMEDIEU

On View April 20 – June 1

Kathleen L’Hommedieu, born and raised in Connecticut, finds inspiration through light and color in the landscape and sky. Many years of traveling for business and rowing competitions through Europe are also a major influence.

“We are immersed in light, color and energy from all that surrounds us no matter where we find ourselves.”

Layering is nothing new for Kathleen L’Hommedieu. It’s a technique that comes naturally as she builds a canvas and is guided through its evolution. Using a series of tools—from brush to palette knife—she lets the layers deepen, a process that can take years while perfecting a canvas. “The background tells me where to go,” is how she explains the method, “and I add color or texture.”

Recently, the layers have led to new revelations of shadow and light as the colors intermingle and intertwine, creating interrelationships within a work of art informed by past canvases. Her abstracts are often memories of moments she has experienced—

inspired by a foggy window after a storm by the sea, the turbulence of winter by the ocean, a still-life in its vivid interplay of color and form, or a grove of young saplings lit by the sun. This show is a series of explorations in interwoven color to share the journey of an artist’s growing perception, but expressing a universal message. Her quest leads the viewer to experience a deepening vision of fleeting color play and brilliant moments in our surroundings. “Art teaches you to see,” she says, “and I strive to capture that energy.”