Influences: Clara Newby

March 23-April 1, 2018

Reception: March 31, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Influences: a curation of the travels, artists, and techniques that have influenced Clara Newby

Throughout her 60-year career, Clara Newby's work has been shaped by a variety of external influences. In the 1960’s she began studying with prominent painter, Simon Michael, who is considered the grandfather of the Rockport art community. Later, Clara explored new techniques under the tutelage of watercolorist, Ken Hosmer.

Once air travel became more accessible in the 1970s, she began traveling abroad. Her creativity was ignited by these new and foreign settings. She painted her way through Europe, Canada, and Hawaii. Even in recent years, she has continued to be influenced as an artist, experimenting with modern techniques such as alcohol ink.

Influences is a journey through the external forces that have impacted Clara Newby's work, and helped shape the outward expression of her internal artistic vision.

Newby’s exhibit coincides with her upcoming birthday. She will be in the gallery for a reception on March 31, 2018 Saturday from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM to celebrate with friends, family and gallery patrons.