‘My Maine’ in Philadelphia
Philadelphia — A show of floral watercolors by Susan Headley Van Campen of Thomaston will open with a 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. reception Friday, Sept. 14 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ Alumni Sales Gallery, 188 North Broad St.
Van Campen draws her inspiration from the world out of doors, from the sloping meadows unfolding outside her window and the shapes and shades of the flowers she tends. Through a veil of modernism, she presents bold, vibrant blooms in uncluttered compositions on white ground in a careful balance of painted subject and negative space.
Van Campen studied at both the Moore College of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her works are in several museum collections including the Delaware Art Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum and the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. Public collections include the Federal Reserve Bank, Readers Digest Association and others. She lives and works in Maine and her work is represented by New York City’s Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.
“My Maine” will run through Dec. 3. Van Campen will teach a watercolor workshop at PAFA in November. For more information, visit pafa.edu/alumnigallery.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or email@example.com.