Exhibit of ‘Impressions' opens at Albert Wisner library gallery

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:23

Warwick - Now through Aug. 31, the Albert Wisner Public Library will feature “Impressions,” an exhibit of the paintings of Warwick artist Jacquelyn J. Pruiksma in the Library Gallery, Inspired by the paintings of Velasquez, Rembrandt, and the French and American impressionists, Pruiksma continues in the traditions established by the old masters. Her inspiration in painting evolved from a series of gifted teachers. Her earliest mentor, the late American artist Arthur Maynard, honored the legacies and wisdom of the celebrated classicists. Her work is dedicated to the study of the principles of light as it illuminates the earth. Her goal is to record her impression of the moods of nature, as they are affected by light, weather and time of day. She believes nature has a spiritual quality and can be transferred to the canvas, so that the viewer may appreciate the constantly changing natural world as well. Pruiksma’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the Northeastern United States and her works are in many private collections in the United States. She received first prizes from the American Artists Professional League and the Ann Waldron Award and others. The Albert Wisner Public Library is located at One McFarland Drive in the Village of Warwick. This art exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the lower level of the library.