|Ballerina #14 / oil on linen panel / 18x24|
This is one of the paintings currently in my solo show at the Roux and Cyr International Art Gallery in Portland, Maine. I decided to post it here again as my work at the gallery was noticed by Jeffrey Carlson, editor of the Fine Art Connoisseur online magazine. Jeffrey wrote an amazing piece on his response to my ballerinas and included photos of several of the paintings that are currently in the show.
Jeffrey makes lyrical statements such as "Smolensky's paintings of ballerinas offer visual harmonies in a pastel palette of robin's egg blue, mauve, and rosy pinks. Not just the observed, but the felt reality, makes its presence known."
This little article, written by a person unknown to me but who is a force in the contemporary art world, has affected me deeply. Perhaps I am reading more into it than I have any right to, but having him reflect and write about my work in such a personal way has nudged my inner spirit just a bit and infused it with a new found sense of surety that I have never felt before. Thank you, Mr. Jeffrey Carlson - I am indebted to you.
Here is the online link: Susan Smolensky-Fine Art Connoisseur