Eve­lyne Boren

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Arias of the lands

Septem­ber 17 to Oc­to­ber 1, Acosta Strong Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mex­ico, will present a ret­ro­spec­tive ex­hi­bi­tion for in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized land­scape painter Eve­lyne Boren. Work­ing in both wa­ter­color and oil for the past 50 years, the artist is rec­og­nized for her bold and col­or­ful scenes of places she has trav­eled. Im­agery spans from the deserts of New Mex­ico to the coun­try­side of France, al­low­ing col­lec­tors to find works that con­nect them to all parts of the world.

“The key char­ac­ter­is­tics of my work have al­ways been color and cap­tur­ing a mood or feel­ing with as few col­ors as pos­si­ble,” says Boren. “What draws me to a sub­ject mat­ter has to do with light and shade, as well as de­sign. If that is not ex­actly the way I would like it, I don’t hes­i­tate to change it to give it a bet­ter de­sign by do­ing some fast char­coal sketches or small color stud­ies. I don’t start my painting un­til I have worked out these de­tails.” Boren en­joys go­ing out into na­ture to gather in­spi­ra­tion. She will make small sketches in wa­ter­color, oil or char­coal, as well as take pho­tographs. When she re­turns to the stu­dio, Boren paints the larger piece.

For the ex­hi­bi­tion, Acosta Strong will dis­play works such as Full Moon over Abiquiu Lake and Mo­rada de las Golon­dri­nas, where there are rugged ter­rains. Of the for­mer work, she says, “I en­joyed cap­tur­ing the muted fore­ground so the eye leads you di­rectly to the full moon, cre­at­ing a mys­ti­cal feel­ing.” In the other work, she show­cases the Mo­rada at the top of the hill and has found in the spring­time the area is filled with blos­som­ing ap­ple trees while the fall brings about the or­anges and yel­lows of the cot­ton­woods.

“My paint­ings are all about shar­ing beau­ti­ful arias in the world through my eyes and emo­tions that each new place gives me,” says Boren. “Of­ten we go through life not re­ally see­ing; I feel so for­tu­nate be­ing an artist and see­ing the world with all its nu­ances.”

In ad­di­tion to the ex­hi­bi­tion, Acosta Strong Fine Art will present the artist’s new ret­ro­spec­tive book. There will be 75 lim­ited col­lec­tor’s edi­tions of the book avail­able that are signed, num­bered and come with an orig­i­nal 10-by-10-inch painting—50 of which are oils and 25 that are wa­ter­color. There also will be 20 ex­am­ples of her larger scale works on view at the gallery, which will host a re­cep­tion and book sign­ing Septem­ber 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Ête en Provence, oil on can­vas, 60 x 60”

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