January:  Richard Earl
February:  Ann Marie Fitzsimmons
March:  Elissa Swanger
April:  Daniel Genova
May:  Al Vesselli
June:  Linda Aldrich
July:  Adel Khalaf
August:  Eva Marie Fitzsimmons
September:  Sarah Bass Aspe
October:  Francesca Azzara
November:  Kelly Schott
December:  Sheilagh Casey

SEPTEMBER - SARAH BASS ASPE


Artist Statement

 

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” - Abraham Lincoln

Art is a way of life. The private nature of art making, alone in the studio, is a means of communicating when shared. This series has been done from direct observation. I paint with supreme caring and intend to offer the viewer a way of regarding our world. Boldly expressing states of being. Speaking louder than words to those who can “hear”. Portraying both the rose and the thorn bushes.

These paintings are inspired by my profound admiration of nature and how nature reminds us of our own condition which is in a constant state of transition between life and decadence. With my focus on trees in particular, I hope to capture stoic images of age old trees being ravaged with the elusive prospect of “progress”.


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HowardSend

Howard’s End Cape May
Oil on canvas
30” x 24”, 2015

koan

Koan
Oil on linen
50” x 36”, 2015

omar

Omar
Oil on canvas
36” x 24”, 2014

promise

Promise of Spring
Oil on canvas
30” x 24”, 2015



roselle1

Roselle Weeping Beech (one)
Oil on canvas
36” x 24”, 2014

roselle2

Roselle Weeping Beech (two)

Oil on canvas
36” x 24”, 2014

sanctuary

Sanctuary
Oil on canvas
16” x 20”, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

serenity

Serenity
Oil on canvas
48” x 36”, 2013

 

 

 


BlachThorn

Black Thorn Locust
Oil on canvas
36” x 24”, 2013

cranford

Cranford Pepperidge
Oil on canvas
30” x 40”, 2015

 

 

 

sycamind

Sycamine Tree
Oil on canvas
12” x 11”, 2016


unforced

Unforced rhythm of grace
Oil on canvas
48” x 36”, 2016