Artists Open Studio Dates:

November 26, 27, 28 & December 4, 5
Artist will be demonstrating

Growing up in a house full of books and painting in a European capital, it was natural for Blanche to start to paint and draw, and artwork grew in stacks of drawings and painting, drawings and paintings on the walls of her home in Bucharest, Romania, and in many of her parents’ books. Her mother was an amateur opera-singer, and one of her father’s friends was the painter Ion Soare. After years of painting and drawing in school, Blanche entered the Art School in Bucharest, studying with the painter Nicolae Iorga. But making a living as a young artist in communist Romania did not seem possible, so after three years of art school Blanche took the entry exams at the University of Bucharest, where she studied psychology. After getting a License in Psychotherapy, she came to the US to a PhD program at Syracuse University. 

 

Art has always been a regular practice, a continuous learning, searching, and experimentation, and in 2000 life changes allowed Blanche to return full time to it. Her style and color palette is influenced by the French impressionism after living in the south of France for a year, and returning there often. Her works are in collections in the United States, Romania, France, Germany, U.K., and South Korea, and she has shown often in one-person and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. She is represented by Lyme Art Association Galleries in Old Lyme, CT.

Artist Statement:
My paintings reflect the beauty of the New England landscapes, with its old and new barns, towns, rolling hills, ocean beaches and shores, brooks and waterfalls, flowers and people. The practice of daily painting encourages the viewers to find an equivalent in their own memory. The result is a body of work that celebrates the vibrancy of life and art.

Starting with a planned and controlled approach to each painting, I surrender to the spontaneity of the creative process, taking the liberty to edit the reality and loosen up the brushstroke. Thus, the realism of the work becomes open to abstraction. The effect of light is explored both by building up the paint, modulating the color and texture, and by removing it, in a gestural technique reminiscent of graffiti. The paintings give form to our inner journeys to formless and beyond.
In this entangled forest
you are the hidden treasure –
the owner of infinity.
Limited parking by the studio - additional parking on the street.

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