I am a representational oil painter and my subjects are vintage still life objects and interiors from a bygone age. Both evoke our relationship with the past and celebrate an emotional connection. As an artist, I am inspired and entranced by the artwork and studio experience of those who have lived a fully creative life.
The challenge of communicating feelings intrinsic to ordinary objects and historic spaces intrigues me. They are part of who we are and where we come from and help us relate to a personal history. I have had the privilege of painting interiors in a Victorian home in San Francisco, a 1650s farmhouse in MA, and National Historic Registry sites including an estate in NY and “Seven Hearths” in CT. Painting in the actual studio of American Impressionist artist George Laurence Nelson was a truly reverential experience.
We live in a digital world and the connection to real people and places can be easily lost when “community” is primarily online. There is tremendous value in experiencing the physical environment of an accomplished artist such as Julian Weir. To that end, I would like to paint the interiors that nurtured his artistic journey, expressing the spirit that resides in a studio such as his. It would be an honor to celebrate and communicate that artistic spirit by painting the sacred spaces of Weir’s home and studio and to share that inspirational experience with artists and art lovers.
~ Dorothy Lorenze
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