VIRTUAL GALLERY TOUR of current exhibit "Offerings: Vignetted from the Earth" – watercolors by Deborah Slone

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SHOWINGS: schedule info below, or make an appointment​​


EXTENDED Engagement through AUGUST 14th

Gallery is open Sat & Sun 12 - 3pm and also by appointment

Watercolor Workshops with the Artist:

​"Watercolor Wings"

Saturday July 30, 2 - 5pm​

​(info and registration information at THIS LINK, or call 859-813-5370)

"Painting Flowers and Dramatic Lighting​"

Saturday August 6, 2-5pm

​(info and registration information at THIS LINK, or call 859-813-5370)

In Middle English offering (offring) means " the presenting of something to a deity; to present, bestow, bring before".   

I believe each painting begins as an offering from nature, and through my painting practice I offer the gift of these moments to others, in return.   I strive to capture the transitory moments when the play of light brings a leaf or a petal into sharp relief, and creates a dramatic presence that is never exactly replicated.  I view my painting life as a practice of presence and observation, which for me is paramount to the final result of any of the individual paintings.   I invite you to spend time with this exhibit in a similar spirit of presence and observation.  

Each painting is created using a multitude of glazes over a period of days.  As the washes build up, the transparency of the watercolor mimics the play of light on the objects, and they become more complex, and the source of light more nuanced, over time.  I attempt to present each object as is, in an imperfect state of being with many details  that delight and surprise as a closer observation reveals them.  

This exhibit is my offering to you, and I invite you to join me!

MISSION: Integrated into the Lexington Shambhala Meditation Center, Mill & Max Contemplative Arts fosters engagement with the whole of art so that we may enliven, awaken, and contribute as inspired human beings in the creation of enlightened society. Art is not a thing, but a sacred path of pure potential. Whether as makers or as audience, we can experience the present through art.

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Offerings: Vignettes from the Earth

watercolors by Lexington artist Deborah Slone



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