A TREE GROWS AT PHILLIPS
...an inpiration and invitation to paint it...
Currently on exhibit at Andover Historical Society "Places" Juried Art Show inspired by "Andover's special places".
WHEN: Sept 09, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017
WHERE: Andover Historical Society - 97 Main St - Andover MA
WHAT: Meet The Artists Reception Friday Sept 08, 2017 - Then visit again and again while participating in "Andover Days" then right up to Christmas shopping time.
HOURS: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00 pm
TITLE: Tree - Phillips
LOCATION: hundreds of trees from which to choose at Andover Phillips Academy, a preparatory and boarding school established in the 1700s!
YOU ARE INVITED: to view, admire and collect fine art at Andover Historical Society.
Many years ago, after living here for a few years, restlessness and disappointment gripped my inner being as serious thoughts were had about my leaving and going back out west - to paint.
Then I took a short drive down to the vicinity of Phillips Academy, for no particular reason, just because it was there. As I drove around, a "deja-vu" impression held me there on the grounds as I admired such beauty and sense of history. I do not know why, but such a simple act helped wash away that moment of uncertainty and made me wish to stay after all. Later I began to participate in shows and opened my own small studio store gallery in a nearby town, which has since been closed - followed by starting my online gallery in 2002.
Many years later it was "The Monk" owned by the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips that opened my eyes to the Tonalists and our moving impressive American painters of the 19th and early 20th century. Who knew?
My college choice which had resulted in a short career as an ICU RN charge nurse, which I retired from in order to return to creative pursuits, left me with such a limited sense of our home grown art history. European painters of centuries past were all I knew; never imagining the wealth of our own American talent!
The Addison Gallery of American Art has provided this near recluse valuable hours of viewing pleasure. You may wish to read "my reviews" by going to my blog links and reading about some of their glorious exhibitions that we had the pleasure to see.
A simple tree or a historic building can help change one's mind...
ALL IMAGES DESIGN CONCEPT TEXT ARE ORIGINAL AND SOLELY OWNED BY THE PAINTER AND WRITER MIMI DEE - MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM WITHOUT PERMISSION. SEPTEMBER 1, 2017