Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Dylan Thomas published those words in 1951, but don’t we all feel it now? And Susan Blubaugh expresses it so well in this painting, on view at the des Champs Gallery in the exhibit Celebrating the Season.

Ms. Blubaugh moved from New York to the Delaware River Valley in 2001 where she paints portraits, still lifes and  scenic landscapes of Hunterdon County and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

She received the award for Best Traditional Oil Painting at the 78th Phillips Mill Annual Fall Exhibition in 2007. Ms. Blubaugh also was the recipient of the Woolverton Award at the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission Exhibit at the Prallsville Mill in Stockton.

The Hunterdon County artist started her career as an illustrator and painter, having studied at the Arts Students League  and the National Academy of Design.

Working primarily in oils and pastels, she has  painted several portrait commissions and has exhibited in the Lambertville Historical Society’s juried show. She is exhibiting her plein air oils of the regions most picturesque landscapes at the des Champs Gallery.

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4 Responses to Rage Against the Dying of the Light

  1. Maureen Sinclair says:

    Dear Ilene,
    I am fortunate to have two of Susan Blubaugh’s paintings in my collection. She is one of the most talented and newly discovered painters in the area. I love the piece that is featured. Her artistic ability speaks for itself.
    Maureen Sinclair

  2. Dear Ilene,

    I recently discovered des Champs Gallery with fellow poet, Betty Lies. We were simply amazed by the calibre of art on all three floors, by those river views!, to say nothing of the graciousness of its proprietors.

    I’m delighted that you’re calling attention to des Champs, and I wonder why I’d never set foot(e) in it before! Blessings, Carolyn (Foote Edelmann)

  3. Joe C. says:

    The mood and fading light of a late afternoon in winter is captured beautifully by Susan in this painting.

  4. SueZen says:

    I don’t do well with the short, dark days but still, Winter has a specialness to it and Susan has captured it beautifully. And look up on one of these clear, cold nights. The stars are gorgeous.

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