Barbara Hadden will exhibit “Paintings,” at the Grubbs Gallery in the Reed Campus Center at The Williston Northampton School from January 4 –February 12, 2011. An artist’s reception will be held on January 9, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Using oil, gouache, and watercolor, Barbara Hadden explores landscapes of varying terrains. “I paint from observation, in the world and from memory, and this involves a lot of walking, staring, drawing, and even photography. One of the things I stare at, by the ocean, is the foam that momentarily covers what is under foam,” says Hadden about her work. Some of the works in the exhibition began for Hadden during a month-long residency on Cranberry Island, Maine, at the Heliker–LaHotan foundation. Others came out of two visits to a stretch of the National Seashore in Truro.