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Riverhead Town Hall Gallery: Christine Dupuis (2017)

Christine Dupuis
oil & watercolor paintings
March 3 - May 26, 2017

 

Artist's Reception:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

The reception is a special opportunity to meet the artist and is open to the public.

Always open to the public.
 

This exhibit focuses on the plein air paintings done at various locations on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. Christine Dupuis feels that Long Island is blessed with bountiful farm fields and beautiful beaches, and hopes that this land will stay as fruitful as it is now. She hopes to see the plein air painting movement grow once again like it was in the days of the impressionist painters.

An avid "observer" of people best describes Christine. She is drawn to the essence of a person and usually chooses her models if she is emotionally drawn to them. They would have to tell her a story. Her choice of medium is oil paint because fo the buttery texture and rich depth of color it provides as she creates the smoothness and luminosity of the skin. Christine is trained in the classical method of the old masters and is compelled to find a way to make "old meet new" in a contemporary fashion and is attracted to the way the light truly illuminates the subject.


Artist Statement
There is something addicting about painting in the great outdoors. "Everything becomes a painting" in Christine's eyes. You may see her as you are driving by the beach, a farm stand, or an old broken building. She is emotionally drawn to her subject whether it is because of the atmospheric light or the colors reflecting on the earth. Capturing the essence of her surrounding is most important. Christine organizes a group called Island East Plein Air painters, going out weekly to various locations. Her goal is to see the plein air painting movement grow on the North Fork of Long Island where the land is plentiful. There is nothing like the feeling of being one with nature, being so absorbed in the creating process while trying to capture the very essence of the moment you are in.


 

The Riverhead Town Hall art exhibits are a collaborative effort on the part of East End Arts and the Township of Riverhead to support local artists and introduce their works to the community. The public is welcome; admission is free.

Always open to the public.

HOURS: Mondays - Fridays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, on the corner of Howell and East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
PHONE: 631-727-3200

For more information and to purchase artwork, contact Jane Kirkwood, East End Arts Gallery Director: 631-727-0900 or gallery@eastendarts.org