mountains and fields residency
Open Field 1-10
Julia M. Duane MD
knowledgeable lover of art and friend to artists
In the beginning of January 2013, I began a journey that would last a year-and-a-half, of recurrent travel between Boulder, Colorado (my home) and Bedminster Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (my children’s grandmother’s home). I named this journey “Mountains & Fields Residency.” It became an outer and inner exploration into worlds unknown, and a fresh look at worlds known.
The Mountains & Fields Series now showing on my website, Open Field 1-10, are paintings done quite spontaneously and swiftly, without thought, each one painted after walks through the fields and meadows of grandmother Julia’s estate-farm. In the future, more work from this period will appear on this site. For now, with this remembrance, I would like to acknowledge Julia and underscore this unique residency. I was given time and space, literally, away from my usual environment and obligations -an opportunity to be with her and my eldest son, also a painter in his own artist’s life. It became a time for meditation, research, and creation, in the verdant woodlands and pastures of eastern Pennsylvania.
acrylic on paper