The Art Gallery
On the first floor of The Wylie Inn and Conference Center at Endicott College is an art gallery featuring 144 feet of wall space and 9 foot ceilings. Each month, we invite local artists to display their art. Our art gallery is open to the public from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday and the art is for sale. We do not charge these local artists any fees to hang their art, nor do we collect a commission for the art they sell in our gallery.
“It is about the details, the colors, and a different point of view.”
I believe art is in everything and the beauty is in one's insight. Photography has become a medium for me to capture moments that need to be relived. It is about the details, the colors, and a different point of view. I see the frame, mat, and photograph as an entire work of art. A well made photograph will grab your attention, but a well made photograph, mat, and frame will keep it. Therefore it is important to me that each piece can be changed to fix the wants of the holder.
Growing up on the coast of Maine instilled in me an appreciation for the beauty of the ocean. Many of my photographs are born of this desire to capture the feelings that resonate from the ocean at any given point - whether it be a stormy day, a peaceful morning, or reflective sunset. I find all aspects of nature to be soothing, and I hope to convey this feeling in my finished pieces. My love of nature photography and desire for defined lines and a range of colors has led me to focus a great deal of attention on flowers.
I am inspired by Ansel Adams' determination to do anything for the perfect shot. For me that means patiently waiting for the right moment when light, color, and inspiration appear. Adams used light to expose hidden details and beauty in his subjects, and I find myself looking for these unique details in my own shots. Each time I look back at my photographs, I discover more hidden details emerging from the color patterns, lines and details, and the light cast on an object.
Georgia O'Keeffe has inspired me to take a non-traditional point of view when looking at an object. Her work is unique in its dynamic compositions and larger-than-life qualities. I take many cues from O'Keeffe when I experiment with light and composition. As I experiment with color combinations in matting, I find new details and points of focus that pop out in my work. I hope that others can see how color plays an integral role in the details and uniqueness of my photographic works.