Please join us on Saturday, December 10, 1:00 PM, at the Hadley Building to hear Allison Coelho Picone discuss The Pace of Nature, her exhibition of paintings and mixed-media exploring light in nature. The Hadley building is at 657 Main Street (across from the Aurora).
In these paintings, Picone works to unite aesthetics, science, and spirituality. She is particularly influenced by artists who take on light as a subject of inquiry itself, such as Turner and Monet. Picone begins by collaging water- and digitally-manipulated photos onto a canvas, and then applies acrylic paint, pencil and ink to elucidate the underlying image.
Raised by scientific and philosophical parents, Allison Coelho Picone always knew that she would be an artist. Her desire to unite aesthetics, science, and spirituality inspires her painting. She is particularly influenced by artists who take on light as a subject of inquiry in itself: Turner, Monet, and Van Gogh, for examples. Degas’ dynamic compositions are also an influence. In September of 2010, an art encounter and retreat with Mary Moquin, a Cape Cod landscape artist, reawakened Picone’s sensitivity to nature. She placed representation aside to explore the peaceful and restorative power that nature yields through an application of various mediums and techniques.
This artist talk is free and open to the public. Free parking at the Freemasons: Ionic and Beacon Street