Thank you for another great year on the "tour". Betty Bryden
and Tom Canouse will both be showing at 197 Ridge St. in Montrose
and look forward to seeing you with new work.
Bryden will be showing new watercolor paintings and
collages. The paintings visit an old theme in her work representing
her fascination with rocks (mostly from Maine with a few mixed
in from Pennsylvania and Greece) as well as things growing in
the garden. As always, the paintings are ink, watercolor and acrylic
on handmade papers - a technique and medium she has been working
in for the past forty five years.
Betty's fascination with handmade papers has, in the last few
years, led to different means of altering paper (most notably
with a glycerin/rice flour/water paste) and using those efforts
to create collages inspired by the surrounding landscape. These
pieces, while abstract in comparison to the paintings are all
inspired, and often titled, by their location within Susquehanna
County or the season they are capturing.
Tom Canouse has carved for
several decades and will again show his versatility with wooden
utensils, bird carvings and abstracted forms.