Carol Perron Sommerfield, a Rivertowns painter, will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Howard and Ruth Jacobs Gallery from March 16 through April 29, 2019. “Seasons” features her landscape and still life paintings, grouped to tell the story of painting throughout the seasons. Whether abandoned houses, wetlands, or her muse, Lake Muskoday, the mood and styles change as the temperature, light and landscape transform throughout the year.
A free opening reception will be held on April 6, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Howard and Ruth Jacobs Gallery, which is located at the Greenburgh Library in Elmsford, NY. The gallery is open seven days a week and for more information visit www.greeenburghlibrary.org or call 914-721-8200.
About Carol Sommerfield
My desire to paint comes from my deep appreciation, love, and feeling for a moment in time. I took a 34 year break from art as I pursued a successful career as a corporate executive. I returned to painting in 2010 and began to realize that my paintings are also about transitions in my life. I see potential, a story, deeper meaning, and the surprise of discovering beauty and potential that we often miss on first glance. I want viewers to feel the joy of connecting with the subject. To experience the dance of light and color, the emotion of fading or growing day light, the solitude and joy of being alone with a subject, the liveliness in a still life. I hope that the viewer, like me, wonders about the stories behind the images, the transition that is imminent. My ultimate desire is to have the viewer simply stop a moment to see and feel through the use of composition and color; to wonder about the moment. I like to work in themes. I enjoy slowing down to explore a particular topic. Recently I have spent time on three themes: Lake Muskoday, Swamps, and Abandoned Places. In the 70’s I spent a great deal of time exploring still life in the “Grand Union Series”. What are my paintings about? They are a metaphor for our challenges, fears and strength. Joy, color, mystery, unanswered questions, humor, solitary moments, sensuality and boldness. They are about a moment in time and the imminent change in both the subject and ourselves.