Artful Raffle 2012
July 27, 2012
Congratulations to this past year's Artful Raffle winners, Polly Chu and Bill Mattingly!
A big 171 thank you to Bridget Bossart van Otterloo for her generosity, and on-going support!
My paintings are about the beauty in nature. In my artwork I represent nature accurately, but also with my own impression. My paintings are done in oil or watercolor. I use both mediums in thin transparent layers. This technique allows light to pass through and bounce off different layers of paint creating a luminous glow. In the gold and silver metal leaf paintings I have been exploring a different feeling of space around the subjects. The daily inspiration for my artwork comes from nature - as Albrecht Durer said, “art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.” I hope that after looking at my paintings you will have a deeper love and appreciation of our natural world.
Bridget Bossart van Otterloo paints and teaches art in Corning, New York. She has a degree in Studio Art from Houghton College. Bridget moved to Corning in 2002 to work as an apprentice and studio assistant for local artist Thomas S. Buechner. She currently works from her light-filled home studio, where her subjects include still life, flowers, plants and landscapes painted in oils and watercolors. Bridget has has been teaching painting and drawing classes at 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning since 2002. Bridget is represented by West End Gallery, 12 West Market Street, Corning NY where you can see more of her work.