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Summer Afternoon

“Reflection of Nature”

Solo Exhibition of paintings by Maria C. Friscia September 30 – October 29, 2017

Opening Reception: Sun. Oct. 1, 4-6 PM

Maria C. Friscia, from Italy, is thrilled to have a studio with the Loft Artists Association. The inspiration for her current works is drawn from the varied landscapes she encounters in Fairfield County and from her travels. She's painted extensively over the last year, developing her technique while exploring new themes, and as a result, been honored with several awards. As Maria chooses her composition she sacrifices details in order to improve the overall effect of the composition. “It is the effect of nature that is important and not the descriptive detail of the landscape. I concentrate on the emotional expression or the aesthetic ideas that forms in nature may suggest. I do not feel obliged to represent nature realistically; this gives me the freedom to experiment with form, design and color and most recently with texture. Forms of nature speak to me in terms of human emotions. Nature pleases me and touches me, evoking enthusiasm for solitude. Nature frees me from all onuses of life, and when looking at landscapes, I find myself concentrating on the “self”– that which is to me the spirit, the soul of being. Through investigating nature, I am compelled to understand myself and reflect on my role and purpose of being.

During this creative process I am in constant touch with my inner feelings. The woods, the hills, the cliffs, the water–these are all motifs for inspiration and reflection of a particular experience."
More about the artist can be found at www.mcfriscia.com.


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