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149 South Street, Hingham, MA
 
149 South Street, Hingham, MA 02043

CURRENT EXHIBIT:

 

Sue Charles
Theory of Shiny Things

November 11 - December 8, 2016

 

This exhibit features the works of Sue Charles, long-time south shore resident, now living on the north shore.
Charles grew up in Scituate, MA and graduated from Boston University School of Fine Arts. She used to teach oil painting at the North River Arts Society in Marshfield and the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset.

Charles says: “Why do we like shiny things? It is my unscientific theory that in nature, the one very shiny thing is water, and for any animal, the ability to find water means survival, so we are drawn to shiny things from way way back. For a long time I have been intrigued by this thought and for the past year and I have focused on it in my work. Much of the work involves water and reflections. Some of the paintings incorporate gold leaf as an element of actual reflective light, something not possible with flat paint. Some paintings are large, others very small...but they're all about shining.

My home, the northeast coast of the Atlantic is my subject. Wanting to draw well, I went to BU’s College of Fine Arts, where teachers taught fine art by focusing on acquiring observation skills and mastering the tools of the trade. Bruegel, Heade, Inness, Porter, Thomson, Shils and Kahn are favorite artists and I have learned by looking at their work, that paintings exists in many dimensions. They depict three dimensions of light and space with two dimensions of color, they express the fourth dimension of time in their marks and they reveal nonverbal thoughts and emotion. Finding the intersection between these ways of perceiving is my goal. The long lines of landscape space, light and air connecting everything and the quiet profundity of nature. A good painting contains only the essentials and it stays with you like a hummable melody. I aim for that.”

 


"Blooming Pines"
oil & 23K gold, 10"x10"
SOLD

 

"Deep Water"
oil, 12"x9"

 

"Band of Gold"
oil & 23K gold, 6"x6"
SOLD

 

"Beaver Pond"
oil, 24"x12"

 

"Island House"
oil, 16"x8"
SOLD

 

"Three Pines"
oil, 12"x6"

 

"Becalmed"
oil, 24"x36"

 

"Asticou in July"
oil, 4"x12"
SOLD

 

"Between"
oil, 6"x6"
SOLD

 

"Crystalline"
oil & 23K gold, 6"x6"
SOLD

 

"Emerald Cut River"
oil, 24"x24"
SOLD

 

"Foot Path"
oil & 23k gold, 6"x6"
SOLD

 

"Friendship"
oil, 26"x29"

 

"Far Shore"
oil & 23K gold, 21"x14"

 

"Gilt Sky"
oil, 26"x29"
SOLD

 

"Glimmer"
oil & 23K gold, 5"x5"
SOLD

 

"One Night"
oil & 23K gold, 5"x5"
SOLD

 

"Winter Sky"
oil & 23K gold, 5"x5"
  SOLD

 

"Good Morning"
oil, 24"x24"

 

"Great Harbor Dream"
oil, 40"x30"

 

"Two Ways"
oil & 23K gold, 20"x20"
SOLD

 

"Heading Home"
oil & 23K gold, 6"x6"
SOLD

 

"In Deep"
oil & 23K gold, 6"x6"
SOLD

 

"Little Grove"
oil & 23K gold, 6"x6"
SOLD

 

"Island Shore"
oil, 8"x8"

 

"Into a Cove"
oil, 12"x24"
SOLD

 

"Perfect Day"
oil, 8"x8"

 

"Moonshine"
oil, 26"x26"

 

"Late Light"
oil, 6"x12"
SOLD

 

"Night Lake"
oil, 29"x29"

 

"Shades of Light"
oil & 23K gold, 6"x6"
SOLD

 

"Surface"
oil, 10"x8"
SOLD

 

"Treeline"
oil & 23K gold, 5"x5"
SOLD

 

"Under the Trees"
oil, 30"x30"

 

"Winter Woods"
oil, 24"x24"