Impression: Silk Screens by Catherine Green will open April 11 and runs through June 12, 2015. This collection of silk screens brings the wind in the trees and a breath of spring. The piece All Those Tomorrows is an image of the fragile robins eggs in a nest balanced in a tree branch.
Originally from Montana, Catherine has made her home in Southern New Hampshire within reach of the mountains and ocean important to her. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has done graduate work at Tufts University. While studying painting and printmaking for a year in Rome, Catherine was profoundly influenced by the timeless grace and classicism of the Renaissance period. During the thirty years since that time, Catherine has been committed to the printmaking process of silkscreen, developing a style with an emphasis on color, form, pattern and detail.
Because Catherine as an artist desires complete and total involvement, she works by herself to produce each silk screened print. This includes creating as many as 45 stencils per piece based on the complexity of the image. Each stencil has to be adhered to a fine mesh screen that is tightly stretched on a frame. A squeegee forces ink through the open areas of the screen and onto the paper. Printing different colors requires the use of separate stencils and careful alignment of the paper for precision. Some of her ideas take up to six months to complete. All silk screens are printed with the finest ink on one hundred percent rag print stock of archival quality in signed limited editions.
Awards and recognitions include: The Yankee Magazine Print Award, 1983; Purchase Prize Award, The Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 1983; Best in Show, Prints and Photographs, Arthritis Foundation Art Exhibition, Concord, NH, 1985; First Prize, Prints, Newburyport, MA, 1985, 1987, 1990; First Prize, Graphics, Westfield Art Festival, Westfield, MA, 1993; First Prize, Graphics, Stamford Art Festival, Stamford, CT, 1993; First Prize, Graphics, Glastonbury Art Festival, Glastonbury, CT, 1994, 1995; Best in Two Dimensional Design, League of NH Craftsmen, Sunapee, NH 1997; Who's Who in the East; Who's Who of American Women.
Her work can also be seen in the various League of NH Craftsmen's Shop around the state and at the Annual League of NH Craftsmens Fair at Mount Sunapee in her booth.
Green writes “I am always looking at trees in their particular settings, their relationships with other things and the movement of their branches. Each one has something to say.
Birch trees, specifically, have a special significance for me and I include them frequently. A huge influence on my work occurred after we adopted a neglected and abused thoroughbred off the track. He was magnificent and damaged. We worked with him for the fifteen years we had him. And he became whole again, full of trust and life. My triptych of large birches became a tribute to the journey we had with him.
I have done very detailed, articulated work of both still life and landscape. At this time, I am noticing skies of clouds, color and light.”
Sylvan Dancer(top right), Catherine Green, Limited edition serigraph
Party Time(middle right), Catherine Green, Limited edition serigraph
Riding on the Wings of Dreams (bottom right) Catherine Green, Limited edition serigraph
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