“Integrity of the work is important to me,” writes Joanne Amantea. “Each layer has a color, texture and personality of its own, influencing my choice of the next layer, and ultimately changing the way the viewer will perceive the completed work.” Her painting “Acid Rain” is pictured at left.
Ms. Amantea was among 18 prize winners awarded by the Garden State Watercolor Society for an exhibit at the D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center, A Brush With Nature, open weekdays through Jan. 9.
“This exhibit shows the breadth of expression available to watermedia artists,” comments GSWS President Ruth A. Kaufman. “The intense connection that our artists have with the natural world is clearly conveyed in the chosen work.”
A Brush With Nature” presents the works of 50 members of the Garden State Watercolor Society – from still life through landscape, many painted en plein air.
Most important, 35 percent of the price of the artwork supports D&R Greenway’s land preservation and stewardship mission.