Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Connie Hayes - Artist

Connie Hayes has created an interesting project called "Borrowed Views" as a way of collaborating with a collector who wants a painting of his/her property. She stays on site for a few days or a few weeks, and then the collector gets first choice of the resulting paintings. Sort of a free-wheeling "artist in residence" with an ever-changing view, she has been doing this since the early '90s. This still-life pastel sketch of apricots was done on a farm in Normandy.

In some ways reminiscent of other artists who worked in Maine such as Fairfield Porter, her work is distinctive with its graceful compositions and use of heightened colors.

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