At the First Parish Art Gallery - April 15, 2005 June 3, 2005
Ideas for my paintings come from my observations of nature and a compelling need to shape and abstract the memory of those observations. I am also fascinated by the way memory, contemplation and imagination alter imagery.
I begin my paintings by drawing in pastel or graphite on canvas or paper to remember the experience and to physically ground the image. Gradually I build layers of acrylic paint, or oil and wax for subtle shifts of texture. During the process of painting initial ideas are developed, altered or extended.
These materials and the process of painting in layers reflect the visual impact of my experience in nature, culture and life, now tempered with time and the tricks of memory.
Resume & Background
ELIZABETH DA COSTA AHERN
Santa Fe Art Institute at Santa Fe College, Santa Fe, NM
The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA - Diploma
Boston University, Boston, MA - Bachelor of Arts
About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish
The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.
On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in
honor of its founder,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
Betty Lou Marple
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