PUBLICATIONS


ART SHOWS – Starting with the most recent  – Click on image to enlarge

2020 TBN | New Haven Lawn Club Art Gallery –  …………… Collection

2019 October  | New Haven Lawn Club Art Gallery Qualifications – Acceptance

African Lady | 24” x 18” | Oil
Ballerina | 24″ x 18″ | Charcoal & Chalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 April | Madison Art Society 43rd Annual Jury Show

Neil | 24″ x 18″ | Charcoal & Chalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 March | Maple & Main Gallery of Fine Art Juried Exhibit, Chester, CT

Train Conductor | 24” x 18” | Charcoal & Chalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 March | Friends & Company Restaurant, Madison, CT

French Lunch | 24″ x 12″ | Acrylic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 March | Madison Art Society Town Hall Artist, Madison, CT 

Early Morning | 11” x 14” | Acrylic
Tulips & Tea | 20” x 16” | Acrylic | NFS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Feb | Madison Art Society 43rd Annual Member Show

Carousel Action | 16” x 20” | Acrylic

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 December | Hamden Art League 62nd Silverbells Exhibition – Paier College of Art Award

Carla | 24” x 18” | Charcoal & Chalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 October | Madison Art Society Board of Directors Show  

Carnival Horses | 11” x 14” | Charcoal

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 July | Madison Art Society 44th Annual Art Exhibition

Seated Lady | 16″ x 20″ | Acrylic  |  Sold                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 June | Connecticut Watercolor Society 77th Annual Juried Exhibition

Kimi | 10″ x 8″ | Watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 May | Hamden Art League 62nd Goldenbells Exhibition – Honorable Mention

PJ Sandwich | 20″ x 16″ | Oil  | Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 July | Milford Art Council’s Plein Air Project – Mayor’s Choice

Town Hall Lobby | 20″ x 16″ | Oil William Meddick Permanent Art Collection in Parsons Government Center, Milford, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 May | Madison Art Society 39th Annual Jury Show – First Prize

Thinker | 18” x 14” | Charcoal & Chalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 June | Easton Arts Council’s Art in the Country Regional Open Juried Show – Merit Award

Kirk in Orange | 24” x 18” | Pastel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 May | Madison Art Society 38th Annual Jury Show – Honorable Mention

Jody III | 24” x 18” | Charcoal & Chalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 | Connecticut Watercolor Society Show 72th Annual Juried Exhibition

Flautist | 10” x 8” | Watercolor
Susan | 12” x 10” | Watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 | New Haven Paint & Clay Club 100th Annual Juried Exhibition – Honorable Mention

Camp of the Woods | 8” x 10” | Watercolor | NFS
Hat with Rose | 10″ x 8″ | Watercolor | NFS

MEDIA

1997 August | Even a Little is Something: Stories of Nong by Tom Glass

Cover Illustration
Chapter 1 Illustration
Chapter 2 Illustration

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have chosen to express my artwork in many mediums, with my favorite subject being the human figure. It is a special pleasure to capture the mystery and dignity of humans in a pose.

After studying with the late Irwin Greenberg at The Art Student’s League in New York City, I began painting the human figure in a watercolor technique that mixes white gauche and transparent watercolor applied on four-ply plate Bristol paper. This technique allows for more freedom in the use of the medium. After paint is applied to the paper, clear water on the brush can lift even dried paint from the paper to pick up highlights and give a beautiful lifelike result.

I also have been sketching figures from life in charcoal, chalk and pastels, and oil. Oil paint is still my favorite choice of medium to create atmosphere and drama and achieve a likeness of the human subject.

Acrylic paint is my newest inspiration in painting. I have spent many summers doing plein aire landscapes with other artists on the Connecticut shoreline and in Fairfield County. This led to my interest in painting with acrylic paint, which quickly dries to keep up with changing outdoor light. I find it adapts to all my favorite venues. The website reflects this new interest with examples in landscape, still life, and portraiture. Vibrant colors and light are displayed in high key to create a light filled canvas.

Maybe the journey to acrylic painting is understandable as I have spent years in pastel, oil and watercolor. It has been said about my work that you cannot tell the difference between my finished oils and a finished acrylic painting. The paintings depict realism in a transformed emotional way to create an impression of joy and happiness.

The usual shoreline painting will pop with earth catching light. A still life will not sit still but will bounce and vibrate with color. My portraits will reflect the impressions Vincent Van Gogh had when he projected bright colors and highlighted human feelings never seen before on a canvas.

Enjoy my website as together we walk through my experience in all the art mediums; where each has a beauty all its own, and lends itself to both a traditional and contemporary look.  – Elena Gerard

Elena | 24″ x 18″ | Charcoal & Chalk
Self Reflection | 14″ x 11″ | Acrylic