September 2, 5-8pm
Finger Lakes Impressions:
Pastels and Oil Paintings
"My paintings are personal recordings of places that have left a strong impression on me, that is why I want my work to reflect that special light or mood of the scene that attracted me to it in the first place. I am not looking for a perfect rendition of the landscape or objects, instead, I strive to convey a feeling and a sense of place. When working on location I try to capture the scene in a very short time and in one session. Once the light conditions have changed, any tweaking is done solely from memory."
Costa Rican-born Adriana considers herself a self-taught artist.
Right after obtaining a BA degree in biology she took art courses at the University of Costa Rica for a year, but left that behind to continue her science studies in the United States. After a very long hiatus, she rediscovered the artist within and found that her experience and the intervening years of observation allowed her to undertake painting in a different way.
She finds inspiration in nature and the way man has changed the environment. Her preferred medium is pastel and her favorite subjects are landscapes and flowers.
Adriana lives in Syracuse, NY, and is a member of the Onondaga Art Guild and the Adirondack Pastel Society. She has won many awards in local and national shows. Her work is in private collections in the U.S. and abroad.