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PENETRATING PORTRAITS AND POETIC LANDSCAPES DRAW INTEREST IN GLEN COVE GALLERY
Hersh Fine Art Attracts New Visitors with a Solo Exhibition by Catherine Prescott
Catherine Prescott, an award-winning painter from Pennsylvania whose work has been honored by the National Portrait Society of America, and the National Arts Club in New York, among others, will exhibit 34 of her paintings at Hersh Fine Art, in Glen Cove, from June 8th through July 29th. The opening reception for the artist, to which all are welcome, is on Friday, June 15th from 6 to 8 p.m.
In addition to the exhibition, Prescott, who has taught painting and drawing in private and professional settings over the course of her career, will teach a portrait workshop on June 22nd, 23rd and 24th at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, next door to the gallery.
Prescott has a strong and diverse body of work that includes beautifully soft and spare landscapes and still-fifes, but she is best known for her arresting portraits, and is much sought-after for her commissioned portraits. She is drawn to working with people who have intense personalities or unusual stories, and her paintings tend to use subtly placed objects in an interior, or a surrounding landscape that influences the painting’s mood, to suggest the personal narratives of her subjects state of mind and their surroundings is the source of the exhibition’s title, “Interior, Exterior Paintings by Catherine Prescott.
Hersh Fine Art gallery director Flora Armetta notes the many of Prescott’s paintings, though contemporary in feel, show the influence of seventeenth-century Spanish painters such as Zurbaran. “With their dramatic darks and lights, Catherine’s paintings really carry across a room” Armetta said “On the day we hung the show, every person who looked in the gallery window in passing came in to take a closer look. We are delighted to have Catherine here-I have followed her work for some time, and it is very exciting to see the way she continues to change and grow as a painter.” Examples of Prescott’s work can be seen on the gallery web site, www.hershfineart.com
For more information about Catherine Prescott or Hersh Fine Art, please contact Flora Armetta at 646-508-7654 ot info @hershfineart.com or visit www.hershfineart.com