On the walls throughout the main floor of the library from October 4 through November 26, 2022: an exhibit watercolor, oil, and encaustic paintings by Carol ‘Sky’ Jowdy. Beautiful!

Reception: Come meet the artist on Tuesday, November 8 from 4:00-6:30, and savor the whole show, plus light refreshments. 

Artist’s statement:

Each painting is a study, every location a place in time. Capturing, holding, stopping time seems a dreamy enterprise. Although, some paintings attempt to do this. This work represents numerous lives and times – collectively in one continuum.

At U Penn Graduate School of Design, Neil Welliver said, “You have to make 100 bad paintings.” While preparing for this show, those were thrown out, and here’s what’s left. Some from before, some during, others after formal study. Works from mine and various private collections are not represented here, nor are my most recent works. Many have been purchased by the NH State Council on the Arts “‘Percent for Art’ program. They can be viewed at Rockingham County Courthouse, Plymouth District Courthouse, Ossipee Courthouse, and most recently Merrimack County Courthouse in Concord, NH.

After graduate school, teaching at Plymouth State University for 25 years taught me a lot, as well as watching my mother paint since childhood. Morphing from landscape painter to Sustainable Landscape Designer has broadened my palette and enriched my life.

I hope you enjoy this exhibit of watercolor, oil, and encaustic paintings. It brings me joy to present them to you. Thank you to Cook Memorial Library and their beautiful staff for the gracious space and time.

Oct-Nov art exhibit features work by Carol Jowdy