My solo show, Quiet Places, Landscapes of Locust Grove, is up at the Visitor's Center, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. For those not familiar with Locust Grove, it was Samuel F. B. Morse's house and grounds. Although he is known primarily for Morse Code, he was considered "America's Leonardo." His paintings hang in the National Portrait Gallery in DC and other renowned locations. The Mansion is quite nice, with great views across the Hudson River. But it is the grounds and the trails that interest me the most.
There are brooks, streams, and even a small waterfall which they call the Cascade. There is an overlook of the Hudson River, and a pond and Sun Fish Cove. Great for hiking, snowshoeing and just a walk in the woods.
This is my first solo show. It has thirty five images of the grounds and trails, all shot at Locust Grove. It is the crisp sunlight over frosted grass, fresh snow on a stream, fall colors, and the walls along the trails. I have gone there so many times, and think I have taken every image, yet I come back with fresh new images. At least five of the images in the show were made in October of this year. It is the familiarity of a place that lets you express so much more detail and feeling in your images.
Please stop by and view my show. The Visitors Center is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is an Artist's Reception on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please stop by for some refreshments and to talk. Thank you.