Artists Open Studio Dates:

Nov. 24, 25, 26 & Dec. 2, 3
Artist will be demonstrating

www.blancheserban.com

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:
I look to paint the air between things that holds the shape of seen and unseen, the transient beauty of changing light, the passing hours and seasons, the fragile balance between the wealth of material world and the simplicity of formless. Transient, understated, imperfect things shine for a moment full of life, and encourage the artist and the viewer to connect and share their personal interpretation.

Art is a thread that binds humanity and opens us to appreciate the fragility and uniqueness of our environment with its signs of the past marching away to inevitable passing and the marks of the future yet to take shape. In a world marked by the unraveling of environmental balance and social fabric, art becomes again relevant to heighten our sensitivity and bring us back together to focus again on what is important for all of us as human beings.

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