Contemporary Sumi-e artist Frederica Marshall and her students, Mary Kellett Gray, Michael DeMatteo, and Ronda Stoll, will exhibit paintings in the show Modern Brush Painting at the Blue Hill Library during October. The public is invited to a reception for the show on Friday, October 19th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.
These artists have studied the ancient art of Asian Brush Painting for many years in Frederica’s Deer Isle studio/school, and they have developed their own personal styles. The works have been created using traditional techniques and materials. Landscapes are painted with hand ground ink on the front of the mulberry paper and watercolor is applied on the back so that a translucent glow is achieved. Animals are often painted on damp paper to create the effect of soft fur.
Frederica, a Sumi-e Master painter/sensei, grew up in Japan and lived there for 28 years where she studied brush painting, Ikebana flower arranging, calligraphy, Bingata textile dying, pottery, and language. She is an artist, teacher and researcher with a BFA in Painting from Miami University in Ohio and an MA in Art Education from Michigan State University. Frederica has exhibited her work in Japan and the US in more than 100 group shows and 28 solo shows.
The show will be in the library’s Britton Gallery and Roland Howard Room, available for viewing during library hours subject to the Howard Room schedule. A portion of the proceeds from work sold will benefit the library. For more information contact the library at 374-5515