Expressive oil paintings by Loretta Domaszewski will be featured at Sola Café at S. 3rd & Kagy in Bozeman during the months of June and July, with an artist reception on Friday, June 4TH from 4:30 – 6:00. Saturated color and movement in her artwork portray the beauty of local trails, conservation land, and the quiet beauty of natural wetlands and waterways.
As a benefit for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust 20 Year Anniversary, purchase a small treasured landscape painting depicting hikers and bicyclers and become a GVLT member. Current members may also sponsor new members. A percentage of the proceeds for larger paintings will go to the GVLT. This event is free and open to the public.
“Through my expression of art I hope that the viewer can experience the powerful spirit of nature.”
“Loretta is able to work with the paint to actually create light. She has such a deep connection to the earth as a living body. The physicality of it, the shape and curves, the way light travels through the water, the arc of a valley, the form and movement of the land, the patterns of a current. She speaks a universal language’. .Julia Becker: Director/Professor at University of Great Falls, Montana
“As a visual artist I see the world through light, layers, and pathways”.
A fluid approach to movement in nature is applied with multiple layers of rich transparent colors and textures, creating beautiful subtle transitions. Natural earth and mineral pigments are handmade, creating a rich color palette. Originally influenced by the colors and techniques of Master Impressionists, and Post-Impressionists, Loretta’s landscape paintings emphasize the essence and beauty of nature.
Loretta is intrigued by the gentle movement of beach and meadow grass, how light, atmosphere, and color visually affect natural rhythmic qualities. She spent her childhood exploring beaches, salt marshes, and boatyards in Connecticut. For twelve years, following her art education, she continued creating pastel and oil paintings on Nantucket Island, in Massachusetts. Loretta has lived in Bozeman since 1990, where she continues to study the waterways and natural landscapes, along with her husband and two high school aged children.
Domaszewski has a BFA from Tufts University and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and a K-12 Art Teaching Certificate from Brandeis University. She is a former art teacher at Bozeman High School, Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, and Beall Park Art Center. Loretta’s artwork has been shown in Boston, Nantucket, New York City, San Francisco, Connecticut, New Mexico, and Montana. She is known locally for her nature inspired oil paintings, murals, and artist in residencies in Montana public schools. Private and monthly classes for children and adults are taught in her studio, at the Emerson Cultural Center.
“Looking for the essence of the natural environment we become sensitive to its surroundings. Nature speaks: We respond, interpret, transcend, and absorb its smells, sounds, colors and movement. We experience its life! It is this life I wish to express”.
Murals and “atmospheric” painting can be seen locally at Montana Tile and Stone, Bridger Kitchens, Hawthorne Elementary School, Sacajawea Middle School, Great Falls Middle School, and in custom homes designed by Jack Ranieri.
For more information contact Loretta at her studio in the Emerson Cultural Center, Suite #257 at 406-539-9528.
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