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‘Land Marks’ Through June 17th, 2017 at West Branch Gallery

L   A   N   D        M   A   R   K   S  

J  A  N  E  T     F  R  E  D  E  R  I  C  K  S      &      M  I  C  H  A  E  L  A     H  A  R  L  O  W

W E S T     B R A N C H     G A L L E R Y     &     S C U L P T U R E     P A R K

M A R C H    2 5    –     J U N E     1 7 ,     2 0 1 7

O P E N I N G     R E C E P T I O N:    M A R C H    2 5 th ,    2 0 1 7     6  –  8  P. M.

1 7      T O W N E      F A R M      L A N E

S T O W E ,    V E R M O N T

Two Vermont artists explore abstract landscapes on macro and micro scales in a variety of mediums, pushing references to the natural environment behind graphic mark-making.


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Thirty in Thirty, 2014: Winter Window

Winter_Window_2014:copyright_michaela_harlow:pastel_on_paper:michaelaharlow.comWinter Window, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – 12″ x 12″, pastel on paper (14″ x 17″)


Today marks the final day of my annual thirty-in-thirty studio challenge. When I woke up on this cold, January morning, sunlight was streaming through swirled crystals on the frosty glass windowpanes. As I peered through the frozen condensation, I thought about how different the world looks through this filter; how different it looks through all filters.

winter_window_in_the_studio:copyright_2014_michaela_harlow:michaelaharlow.com Winter Window on the studio work table


2014 is going to be a year of change. And though the course is still a bit unclear, I can feel it and I am excited by the possibilities.

Thank you so much for following along, and for your supportive comments here and on various social media outlets this month. I hope you will continue to check back in, going forward into the month of February and beyond. To those who have inquired about the availability of artwork, I thank you for your interest and will be posting new work —with size, frame options and pricing– in both linked galleries over the coming weeks.

Late_January_light_in_the_studio:michaelaharlow.com Bright light, drying work and fresh flowers in the studio entryway

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Thirty in Thirty, 2014: Florist’s Window ll

Florist's Window ll_copyright_2014_michaela_harlow_pastel_on_paper_michaelaaharlow.comFlorist’s Window II, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – 12″ x 12″ pastel on paper (14″ x 17″)

After I finished work on yesterday’s pastel, I immediately started work on this little piece. Frost-covered windows and blossoms obscured beyond glass: suddenly, I am quite obsessed. Flowers. How odd that I almost never paint flowers, and when I do, they are dead or broken. It occurs to me that up until now, I haven’t known what I want to say about them, or how. If you know me well, this is of course, hilarious. Nothing occupies so much of my time —April through November— as flowers!

Of course, for the past few years, my studio hours have been restricted to the winter months. That is about to change dramatically, but it still doesn’t explain why I never use flowers in my work. Well, here they are! True, they are behind frosty glass —but I feel like they are here to stay for awhile. I’m excited about this series and eager to continue pursuing it on panel next month.

Hello flowers. It’s good to see you this winter. Florist’s Window, II.

Florist's_Window_ll_copyright_2014_michaela_harlow_pastel_on_paper_michaelaharlow.com_in_the_studio Florist’s Window II, 2014, on the studio work table

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Thirty in Thirty, 2014: North Branch

North_Branch:Copyright_2014_Michaela_Harlow:pastel_on-paper:michaelaharlow.comNorth Branch, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – 20″ x 15″, pastel on paper (24″ x 19″) 

In this part of the world, there are a handful of days when you simply do not want to go outdoors. They have arrived. The cold is not simply cold —it is bone chilling. A friend of mine mentioned hearing the trees pop and crack. That sound, once you know it, defines the dead of winter.

Still, it is beautiful. And for the brave or foolhardy, sometimes the glow of dawn’s early blush —or perhaps the milky-blue of twilight— can have a magnetic pull. When I dare to set foot outside my studio, or pause just beyond my my car door, I am often rewarded with breathtaking beauty. And then there’s always the hot chocolate.

North_Branch_in_the_studio:Copyright_2014_Michaela_Harlow:michaelaharlow.com North Branch in my studio

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