Title: Gradual Understanding
20 x 16
Weight: 9.0 lbs.
This pastel landscape by Lynn Goldstein is entitled "Gradual Understanding" and was inspired by a visit to rural Virginia.
The piece was painted on an archival, museum quality sanded surface and begun with a water color under painting which provides an ethereal quality to the finished painting. The painting is offered with a solid wooden gold frame using museum glass which provides virtually no reflection and a UV protection.
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Born in West Virginia, Goldstein worked for seventeen years as a graphic designer and illustrator in the Washington, D.C. area before following her passion for painting. Her former focus on graphic design provides a solid compositional understanding in her fine artwork today. Goldstein has enjoyed painting many varied subjects, and her current concentration is the landscape, with a particular focus on trees. Using pastels as her medium of choice, Goldstein layers color upon color to create luminous passages in her pieces. Goldstein is a member of the Pastel Society of America and a signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society, where she served on the board of directors for several years. She is a juried studio member of the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia where she holds studio space. Goldstein’s paintings have received numerous national awards and have been exhibited in juried shows across the country. Her work hangs in private collections as well as corporate settings. Three of her pieces were recently selected for inclusion in the collection of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Goldstein’s work was profiled in the August 2009 issue of the Pastel Journal magazine, which also included an article that Goldstein wrote to encourage artists to look at their work from a different perspective.
My walks in nature inspire me. I have explored the natural world from different angles since childhood. The work I make is a direct result of my desire to explore human perceptions and find interesting ways of depicting a subject. Whether looking at a tree from ground level, or studying reflections in water, I am thinking introspectively and assuming a different perspective. I consciously pursue a viewpoint that may not be the first angle that one would consider. I work in the pastel medium because I enjoy holding color in my hands. Through pastel’s immediacy, I am able to move the color around on paper to better evoke the emotions that I experience with the subject. I often start with a watercolor under painting, which provides an organic flow of color and pattern. This then prompts an emotional response to the image. I enjoy this process because, although I have an idea of how I want the finished work to appear, I can be surprised by happy accidents
Bachelor of Fine Arts - West Virginia University Continued study - Art League School, Alexandria, Virginia and workshop study
2011-Selected for one-month artist residency grant in Dinan, France
Work selected for 2012 Workhouse Collector's Showcase Calendar
2010-Featured 30-minute television interview "Artworks" West Virginia Public Broadcasting
2010 Member Exhibition, Maryland Pastel Society, Columbia Arts Center, Columbia, Maryland, Honorable Mention Award,
Reflection: New Work by Lynn Goldstein, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia, Solo Exhibition
Sixth National Northeast Pastel Exhibition, Art Center/Old Forge, Old Forge, New York
2009- Shades of Pastel National Exhibition, The Mansion at Strathmore, Rockville, Maryland
Renaissance in Pastel, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut
Chicago Pastel Painters National Exhibition, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Illinois
2008- For Pastels Only on Cape Cod, International Show, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, Massachusetts
Workhouse Artists Traveling Exhibition, Reston, Virginia, Group Exhibition,BEST IN SHOW
2007- Shades of Pastel National Exhibition, The Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, D.C.
Chicago Pastel Painters National Exhibition, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois, Group Exhibition,Honorable Mention Award
Pastel Painters of Maine International Exhibition, Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, Kennebunk, Maine, Honorable Mention Award
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