Putney Public Library Exhibits: Portals, Paintings by Liz Hawkes deNiord
Portals, a series of abstract paintings by Liz Hawkes deNiord, is on exhibit at The Putney Putney Library, September 4 – December 2, 2023.
Liz’s dynamic paintings reflect her immersion in the physical process as well as her love of saturated, radiant color and luminosity. The paintings are both dreamlike and grounded. Her process is one of multiple layering, scraping, covering up, and building up heavily textured surfaces with palette knife and paint. The paintings emerge layered with pure colors creating an iridescent quality.
She says, “What lies beneath each one is essential to what one sees on the surface. Working mostly on large vertical canvases, the vertical alignment resonates as a physical presence…..The paintings evolve through layers, through rotation of the canvas and through a suspended trust in the outcome to ‘pay attention’ consciously and unconsciously.”
Liz Hawkes deNiord is a painter, ceramic artist, and educator – having taught for 38 years in Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa and Virginia. Locally, she taught Ceramics at The Putney School, Drawing at Landmark College. For over two decades she taught Foundations in Art, Sculpture and Ceramics at Brattleboro Union High School. A Studio Art major and Asian Studies minor in college, Liz took two masters degrees in Education, one in Learning Disabilities, which enabled her to tutor and or teach in schools, prisons or psych hospitals, and the other in Art Education.
Liz works in her Westminster West studio and currently shows her work regionally in Manchester and Burlington, Vermont. For more information on Liz and her work see: www.lizhawkesdeniord.com
Liz will have a reception for her show on Saturday, September 23rd from 1pm-3pm at the library.
Putney Public Library is located at 55 Main St. in Putney, VT. This exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday 10:30am-6pm, Saturday in September and October 10am-1pm and Saturdays in November 10am-3pm.