Lane Palmisano will present her oil paintings at Thibault Gallery, 815 Bay St. in Beaufort.
She was first introduced to the earthy scent of oil paint at age 9 and has been intoxicated with the medium since.
After graduating with an art degree from Monmouth University, she began exhibiting, competing and teaching at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Va., and Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va. From there she was juried into the acclaimed Torpedo Factory Art Center outside of Washington D.C., where she maintained a studio for 28 years and taught at the Art League School. In 2012 Lane migrated to Bluffton and decided to stay.
“Being primarily a figurative and still life artist, the dazzling light and the soulfulness of the Lowcountry tidal marshes captivated me and seduced me to further explore landscape painting,” she said.
Lane has received numerous awards and has had many solo and juried exhibitions in New York City, Washington D.C., New Jersey and Virginia. Her colorful paintings are in public and private collections worldwide.
Color is paramount to her. Lane’s contemporary landscapes, are more accurately “Spiritscapes”, drenched in lush, thick paint, rich textures and evocative veils off delicate glazes.
“When working from one’s imagination, a painting can only be coaxed … eventually you must follow ITS own life force, be it playful, forceful or impulsive. Each painting deserves its own voice.”
Lane oil paintings are her personal tribute to all the Impressionists.
Join Palmisano at the Thibault Gallery for First Friday After Five on opening night from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 7. Lane will be there to discuss her work and answer any questions.
There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by guitarist David Laughlin.