KENT — The Kent Memorial Library announces that Kent artist Heather Scofield will have her paintings displayed in the Library’s Gallery through Jan. 10 in an exhibit titled “Third Eye.”
“The name of this show is ‘Third Eye’ because my desire to connect to the divine is crucial in my art. Opening up to inner guidance, to my higher power, or to my intuition is my aim when painting. Recognizing it is another story. When I paint, if I can get out of my own way, then I have a greater chance to connect with this energy and hopefully produce some art that moves me and quite possibly someone else. I have found that suspending judgment helps. Allowing helps. Also trusting. Not quitting. Knowing when to stop. Seeing. Really seeing. Stepping away. Focusing on the moment, on the process, instead of on the outcome. Being authentic. Trying not to please others. Letting go. Inviting divine wisdom to inspire me helps. Looking at all the beautiful landscapes around me helps. Being grateful. Looking at the light and the shadows. Seeing the trees around me. All these tools I have at my disposal at any moment can really be useful when I remember to utilize them. After all is said and done, maybe just maybe, I can create something I believe is worth keeping! A painting that will be hung on a wall. A painting that will be looked at again and again and remain inspiring and inviting,” said Scofield.
“For the past 20 years I’ve been lucky to live in rural Connecticut and Maine, where the natural world is ever present. Moving to New England inspired me to begin painting, so I could capture on canvas my impressions and feelings about this beautiful part of the world. The landscapes I am intrigued by are full of color and light, of lines and shadows and of sky. I am especially drawn to the sculptural shapes and lines and varied colors of all trees from birches to sycamores. I am moved to represent them because of my continual fascination with their multifarious qualities. My paintings have been described as ‘kinetic and bold’ and ‘vibrating with color and movement.’ I paint both on site and from my imagination, sometimes using both techniques for one piece,” she added.
Scofield’s influences range from the Impressionists to Marsden Hartley, to Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. She is a resident of Kent, and is part of the Kent School community where her husband teaches, daughter currently attends school and her older two children are graduates. She currently works for St. Andrew’s Church in Kent as the Parish Administrator when she is not making art.
Please join us on Friday evening, Nov. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. to meet the artist. The reception is free and open to the public. To register, please call the Library, 860-927-3761; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or stop by the Library.
The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent. Visit www.kentmemoriallibrary.org for more information.