May
27
to Jul 13

Art at the Willows at Brooking Park

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You're invited to an art show by Jodie Maurer at the Willows at Brooking Park. The show includes new floral paintings, seascapes, forest landscapes, USA flag series, and a painting of the St. Louis Art Museum from Art Hill. The show will remain up from Memorial weekend through Friday, July 13th. Please join us for the artist reception Saturday, June 23rd from 2-4pm. 

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You're invited:

Artist Reception

Saturday,

 


June 23rd
 

2-4pm

The majority of Maurer's work was done on location. Three of the floral pieces were painted locally at Queeny park, St. Louis, MO earlier this spring. The St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) was also painted plein air. The water fountains that lead up to SLAM capture the liveliness and romance of the location. Her seascapes are as gentle and refreshing as the shore breeze felt when viewing the distant lighthouse, and the strokes and application of paint are as bold and strong as the persistent waves.

 Daffodils at Queeny Park, Oil painting, 24x30in

Daffodils at Queeny Park, Oil painting, 24x30in

A real gem in her show is her forest painting with a few white trees (suggestions of birches) and a quaint cool stream passing through the hills. This painting was completed on location at Cascade Pass in the New York Adirondack Mountains. In this work she was moved by the deliberate forms and uses of color that flowed to her effortlessly, partially a result of her previous work and studies in the area. When painting plein air the artist is like a sponge, absorbing everything in sight that contributes to the strength and significance of the location. 

In addition to her landscapes, Maurer's USA flag paintings are displayed prominently in celebration of Memorial Day and the 4th of July. This USA flag series serves as a reminder of the brave acts that gave birth to this country and continue to protect her as well as the strong character and morality that are needed to sustain her. These flags are truly one of a kind, inspired, and full of vitality. A theme in her USA flag series is unity. The intermingling of the stripes and blending in the stars suggest that even though each state is individual and parts of the country are white, and parts are blue and parts are red they're all needed to make the whole.

 USA Flag, Oil painting, 48x60in

USA Flag, Oil painting, 48x60in

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Sep
4
to Sep 10

Stroke of Art, Plein Air, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Follow me at the annual Stroke of Art plein air event in Boothbay Harbor, Maine!

 Plein Air, Grimes Cove, ME

Plein Air, Grimes Cove, ME

A Stroke of Art Mission Statement:

Rekindle the nostalgia of the Plein Air movement | Recognize the top tier Plein Air artists who have undergone rigorous training and dedication to master the century old painting technique | Welcome these artists to the magnificent Boothbay Peninsula  to apply that technique in their own unique application.

http://www.boothbayharborfest.com/a-stroke-of-art

 Footbridge Quick Draw 2015 2nd Place

Footbridge Quick Draw 2015 2nd Place

 Market Quick Draw 2015 1st Place

Market Quick Draw 2015 1st Place

 Plein Air, Hendrick's Cove Lighthouse, ME

Plein Air, Hendrick's Cove Lighthouse, ME

 Hendrick's Cove Lighthouse, ME

Hendrick's Cove Lighthouse, ME

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Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

U City in Bloom, U City, St. Louis.

 Jodie Maurer, painting Plein Air

Jodie Maurer, painting Plein Air

When I begin a painting, I do not have a finished product in mind.

Similar to poetry or composing of any kind, the outcome is unknown. It is an exploration of an idea. As the poet writes, his idea develops, questions arise, problems surface. The poem is the result of the development in thought.

As it is with writing, so it is with painting.

My approach is to capture the spirit of the land that makes this country my home, through thick layers of gestural paint strokes.

I primarily use oils, palette knives and large canvases.

 

I participate in Plein Air contests around the country and received Best of Show in Town & Country, MO in 2011, Best of Show in the “Farmer’s Market Quick Draw,” Booth Bay Harbor, ME in 2015 and Second Place in Moab, UT in 2015.

 

The past two years, I lived in the Northeast. There, I focused on exploring ocean shorelines, the northern mountainous region, waterfalls, and the Hudson Valley.

 

Currently, I reside in St. Louis, MO, pursuing the beauty of the Midwest.

 

One thing I can assure you is that wherever I am, I will paint.

 

“All manifestations of art are but landmarks in the progress of the human spirit toward a thing but as yet sensed and far from being possessed.”

 – Robert Henri

 

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