On view now through March 12 is a delightfully colorful and expressive exhibition in Vero Beach, Florida.
The personally expressive and vividly colorful paintings by Edward Noott and Claudia Seymore are on view through March 12 at the esteemed J.M. Stringer Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida. Seymore, former president of the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City, is well known throughout the country for her exquisite still life paintings . Her work has been featured in over 150 juried exhibitions and she’s won countless honors, including best in show and first place awards. Of her work, Seymore writes, “My goal as a realist painter is to portray the limitless beauty of color in every object, as well as in the interaction between objects, their shadows, and the surrounding space. Working only from life, I attempt to establish a tranquil mood and impression of serenity both by the lighting itself and by the choice and arrangement of chosen elements. I use a wide variety of antiques, ceramics, glass, fabrics, fruit, flowers, and other natural objects, many of which have a special meaning for me.”

Claudia Seymore, “Dogwood and Friends,” oil on linen, 20 x 24 in. (c) JM Stringer Gallery 2016

Also included in the show is Edward Noott, himself an accomplished artist. With work that is undoubtedly inspired by Monet and the Impressionists, Noott’s pictures displace a gorgeous vibrancy, active surface, and carefully composed scenes. Noott writes, “My satisfaction is winning the technical and emotional battles encountered in painting a picture which creates a feeling of harmony and optimism. Now I am also looking for a light that reveals the luster and texture of materials and creates a real space around them. Color has become more descriptive and less interpretive, light has become more solid. The goal I have set for myself as an artist is to present and personalize beautiful and inspiring places. Using the painterly qualities of tone and color, my aim is to interpret the subtleties and nuances of time and place to create lucid and harmonious paintings at home and abroad.”

Edward Noott, “On the Island of Capri,” oil on linen, 40 x 48 in. (c) JM Stringer Gallery 2016

Edward Noott, “The Japanese Bridge at Giverny,” oil on linen, 42 x 42 in. (c) JM Stringer Gallery 2016

“Elegance in Contrast: Edward Noott & Claudia Seymore” will remain on view through March 12. To learn more, visit J.M. Stringer Gallery.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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