Havre de Grace
Oil on panel, 12 x 24 in.
Available at J. Cacciola Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ
Georganna Lenssen — Bridging Perception and Abstraction
Contemporary artist Georganna Lenssen’s work is anchored in representational subject matter as a point of departure. With no predetermined end in mind, she works intuitively and responsively, exploring possibilities and directions as part of her process. While constantly referencing the natural world, she creates an image that is unpredictable, ambiguous and evocative. Her work stands out for its intensity, mood and complexity of the painted surface.
Part of her approach is to challenge herself by working outside of her comfort zone. She constantly changes her colors and their order on her palette, often randomly, and varies her surface choices, their sizes and orientations. The end result is unexpected—to her and the viewer.
Georganna’s subject matter varies, yet the common thread is the luscious treatment of the painted surface. Her work includes plein air and studio, and she has recently participated in Plein Air Easton, receiving Second Place for the Quick Draw Competition. In addition, she was recognized by judge Jill Carver as one of four standout artists for her expressive brushwork. Georganna also competed in Paint Annapolis and was awarded Best Use of Light and Second Place for Dueling Brushes. In October, she will compete in Cape Ann Plein Air in Rockport, MA.
In addition to her own work, Georganna Lenssen is available for painting instruction through Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA, private lessons through her studio in Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, PA, and through various workshops regionally.