Contact: Ellen Bradshaw
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 4th 3-6 PM
October 31 – November 25, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 11-6 PM or by appointment
A magical architectural cruise aboard the decks of the Manhattan, an elegant 1920’s-style yacht, inspired Ellen Bradshaw’s newest series of oil paintings “Circling Manhattan”.
Cruising through the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers and circumnavigating the island of Manhattan, passing under all 18 bridges!, afforded a breathtaking perspective of the ever-changing NYC skyline and iconic sites and structures.
“I simply had to go twice – once on an idyllic early summer day in June with blue skies, sunshine and fairy-tale clouds …. on to a gloomy, moody, whipped-by-wind-and-rain October day!”
Clouds and water provide a powerful backdrop for the skyline of NYC. Buildings and structures come to life in a theatrical drama of paint and brush.
This intense interplay between clouds, weather, water, bridge and skyline brings a human emotional quality to the paintings through Bradshaw’s lively brushwork and moody palette.
Bradshaw’s work was influenced by the realism of the Ashcan painters, as well as the sense of color and atmosphere explored by the Impressionists. She has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is the recipient of several awards. Ellen has a BFA from Pratt Institute and is President of Pleiades Gallery since 2000.
Cheers to the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) for the amazing inspirational journey!