Maureen Spinale will be showing her pastels exhibit "Rooted in the Earth" at the gallery March through April 2019.
I have a passion for painting trees, finding myself drawn to the complexities of tangled branches and fractured light beams through the forest. Trunks twisted, bent and straight, sort of like human beings. They teach us about life, strength and frailties, endurance, weathering the storms and looking up to the light of the sky.
The Hudson River School artists believed studying the land led to enlightenment and a connection with Divine Harmony. That connection is what I strive to capture in my paintings: the Spirit of it all.