This exhibition features artworks by South Florida artist, Harriet Silverstein, whose paintings fall in the fine line of abstract and figurative art. Her thematics have a strong autobiographical component, her subjects are found often times in her immediate environment. "I am inspired by natural color and light, in the ways they define organic form, texture and color. The illuminating light of South Florida, with its brilliant brightness and deep dark lushness in its shadows, is especially inspiring to me. I love building layers of juicy color in paint or pastel, scraping back, then adding more pools of color. My work provides the viewer with a strong graphic from a distance, but up close, they are rewarded with intricate layers of color and line."
About Harriet Silverstein
Ms. Silverstein’s paintings, drawings and prints have been shown throughout the United States and Europe. She has also completed a number of corporate commissions for major corporations, fine restaurants and major hotels throughout the United States. She studied fine art and art history at Brown University, the State University New York at Albany, l’Academie des Arts Decoratif in Strasbourg, France and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Ms. Silverstein has taught fine art, art history and architectural history at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY, Broward County Public Schools in Florida and the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida.