Lillia Frantin & Herb Edwards Pop-Up Art Sale!
December 4th, 5th and 6th
We have a Pop Up sale with the work of Lillia Frantin and Herb Edwards. The work will have special discount prices and a larger percentage going to the Falmouth Art Center, as a benefit for the Falmouth Art Center. Paintings include scenes from Woods Hole, West Falmouth, Cataumet, and Provincetown.
(Left: Spring in Woods Hole by Herb Edwards | Right: Summer Garden, Cape Cod by Lillia Frantin)
More about the Artists:
When asked, Lillia describes her work as strongly within the Modernist tradition of art with emotional response at its core. Filled with physicality and presence, she has developed a very personal and unique language where color, rhythm and imagery presents the interplay she senses between the seen and the felt, realism and expressionism. About her still-life themes, she says she wants them to be anything but ‘still’ and to express the ‘life force” in Nature and the everyday world around us: colorful fruits and flowers, the airy movement of water, sky and clouds so much a part of the pleasures of living here on Cape Cod.
As someone once said, “I’m an artist always working to become an artist” and always challenging myself to keep my work fresh and new. Sometimes it’s the media that inspires me and I’ve worked in many, including traditional oils I develop slowly, sometimes in acrylics or enamels that allow a faster approach. Sometimes I’ll work au plein aire directly from nature, sometimes from my own photographs inspired by places on the Cape or Northern New Mexico, North Carolina or the south of France. They become the landscapes, seascapes and wetlands, local harbors and inlets that I call Painterly Realism. Sometimes I stay within a theme like gardens or still-lifes, figures sailing or swimming or walking along the beach, some having fun, some quietly reflecting. And sometimes its pure abstractions done in my studio that always surprise me. When I think of artists that inspire, it’s as diverse: Cezanne, Monet, Edward Munch, Fairfield Porter, Richard Diebenkorn. Diverse and yet for me what connects them is their commitment to honest discovery and personal vision, and what I strive for as well.