I have been an artist all of my life. I am also an actor/singer and musical theater writer, which is why, perhaps, I love the drama of color and line.
Sometimes I work in realistic, sometimes in semi-abstract forms … but it has always been about the face and the figure, the emotion and the form …… and color.
No matter how abstract, I always work from life. Like the audience at a play, I immerse myself in the emotion of the model and the pose. The result, on paper or canvas, is my giddy applause.
I also enjoy creating mother-and-child portraits on commission. These are more representational, and in them I try to capture the sweet innocence of that tender love.
My work has been represented at The Manhattan Arts and Antiques Center in NY, the Franklin Antiques Center in Nyack, NY and the Helen Hayes Theater benefit auction in Nyack, NY. I have had one woman shows at The Turning Point restaurant in Piermont, NY; the Nyack Art Walk at Café Barcel; the Valley Cottage Library and Nyack Library, and am included in many private collections.
I was featured artist at Nyack’s Café Barcel in October; and Juried into The Piermont Flywheel Gallery’s Show “Attitude” in October 2012 where I won the honor of being in a three person show in December at the Flywheel. I was featured artist at the Nyack Library in March and Featured Member Artist of the Month at The Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY in May. I was featured at The Chocolaterie for Nyack’s first “First Friday” July, 2013 and
at the Saffron Trading Company for Nyack’s first Friday, August 2013. In November 2013 I will be featured artist at Johnny Cakes in Nyack, NY and in March at The Art Café, Nyack, NY.
Last June I was thrilled to receive a full scholarship to the Art Student’s League ‘Artist-In-Residency’ program at the League’s Vytlacil campus.
Please check out my website: www.elaineschloss.com