“Color fascinates me and it’s everywhere to be seen – in the flowers, sunsets, trees, the multiple greens of foliage, signs and people’s clothing. The local light casts a multitude of tints and shades of each color as the day progresses… When I am near water the light takes on even more luminosity.”
This exhibition is a collection of landscape paintings by Sheila M Fane. Sheila is a resident of Hartsdale, New York and has been working with original printmaking for many years. Now she makes her own paper to use for her prints. Her paper art works are unique two-dimensional pieces - “pulp paintings”, using Japanese, Chinese and Korean techniques. The paper creates the imagery through the use of screens, stencils, squeeze bottles, and brushes to create multiple layers. Sometimes the works include collaged papers and others have inclusions of local plant material and seaweed.
Landscapes have been a longtime focus of her work, with the Hudson Valley and Martha’s Vineyard being constant sources of inspiration. Sheila creates handmade prints in a variety of media – etching, engraving, lithography, linocut, and woodcut. Newer methods include solar plate printing and carborundum etching.