“The Power Of Light”
The Art of Catherine Haynes at Woodruff’s Art Center, Mashpee Commons
From August 5th through September 6th, a spectacular array of fine art will be on display at Woodruff’s Art Center in Mashpee Commons.
An opening reception will take place on Thursday, August 5th from 5:00-6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.
“The Power Of Light” takes the viewer on a naturalistic and beautiful journey. During the past year full of darkness and gloom, Catherine has held on to feelings of optimism and used these feelings to inspire her brilliant and colorful work. Her work in this show is intended to be the light at the end of the long and somber tunnel that we all have endured. Catherine captures the vitality, energy, and subtle strength that nature reveals in each of her landscapes. Both the ordinary and spectacular scenes in nature catch Catherine’s eye when traveling with her mediums and these mediums include mostly oils and pastels. While creating her work she interprets the ever-evolving atmospheric conditions in nature with color and form, and concentrates on the interplay of light and shadow. Her use of soft pastels and oil paints provide both the spontaneity and painterly qualities that allow her to depict a fleeting moment in time and nature.
One of her featured oil paintings, “The Golden Hour,” illustrates the warmth of summer color at the Race Point Lighthouse in the National Seashore in Provincetown during early evening immediately after sunset when the descending sun bathes the landscape in a warm glow. It is the “Power of Color.”
Catherine has been a resident of Truro for over 30 years and enjoys her time painting plein air on the Outer Cape. Her work has been featured in galleries throughout New England, including on Newbury Street in Boston where she exhibited with celebrated American artist Wolf Khan. She travelled extensively with Lois Griffel, impressionist painter and director of the Cape Cod School of Art and later led artists from around the country to paint on the Amalfi coast. Ms. Haynes has studied at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, MA, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. the Worcester Art Museum School in Worcester, MA, The University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Program and in France with the “Art in
Provence” program. Overall, Catherine’s goal is for the viewer to foster a sense of authentic human attachment to the beauty and wonder of a landscape and our special place within it.
Woodruff’s Art Center is open Monday through Saturday 9am – 5pm (Closed Sundays).
Website: http://www.WoodruffsArtCenter.com. Address: 1 N Market St, Mashpee, MA 02649