Aggregate Abstractions and the Sea

Beverly Ripple paints the sea in Lanesville

June 5 - July 3 . 2021

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“I often paint in Lanesville in Gloucester, Massachusetts on Cape Ann in the same exact place by the sea where my sisters and brothers, children and grandchildren have come to visit, learn to swim in the granite ‘bathtub’, and enjoy the Beauty of the land throughout these past many years. The huge rock formations, the scratches and marks on them, and the shadows cast by the sun cascading on them are nearly the same as I remember when I first laid eyes on this sea sanctuary at 5 years old ... 

It is exhilarating to paint -with my feet sometimes in the water- as I work just ahead of the incoming or outgoing tide. The wind, the mist, and the sun all get mixed up in the orchestration of the paint’s quickened movement. In turn, the paintings become love poems.” 

-- Beverly Rippel

Beverly Rippel has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Maine, Orono, continuing with studies at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI and the International Encaustic Conferences at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA and the Truro Center for the Arts, Provincetown MA. She has been Instructor of Drawing at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine and served as Juror & Curator of numerous exhibitions. Her work is included in the collections of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; the Nokia Corporation in MA; Campbells/Bewley Tea Company of Dublin, Ireland; MIT University Park, Cambridge MA; and in many private collections in the US and abroad. The artist maintains a studio in Boston’s South End in the SOWA district. 

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