Northern Michigan Painter Judith Tummino will show her latest works in
Center Gallery from July 19 – July 25
Gallery is open daily 11 am – 5 pm / (231) 334-3179
Judith said of her work:
I plan to exhibit approximately 25 landscapes from Leelanau County and the Sleeping Bear Dunes during my show. There will be oil paintings on canvas and panel. Much of the time I work en plein air, enjoying the challenges that the changes in the light and shadows provide. During the winter I work in my studio from drawings and studies. I also rely on memory. My work includes a combination of sky, dunes, trees and water, some painted in mist, others in the bright sunlight.
This work is part of a landscape tradition which I have painted for years. I have painted from the shores of the Chesapeake Bay where I spent summers growing up in Maryland. When I moved to Michigan over 40 years ago I continued to paint the waters and sands of the shorelines. Some of my favorite places to paint in Michigan include the Platte River as well as the more central dunes of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Nature, particularly trees and seascapes are central to my work. I have a love for the preservation of the beauty of nature. The paintings completed in the Sleeping Bear Dunes and other parts of Leelanau County sometimes depict highly defined shadows which attempt to lead the viewer back into the space. Others are on a closer pictorial plane, exploring the lush and sometimes subtle tones of the landscape.
I hope to pass on to the viewer my vision which I feel shows my love of the landscape. I hope to convey the peace and calm I feel in my work as I attempt to capture the essence of the moment in which the ever-changing landscape will never be the same again.
In my work I look for a motif that is satisfying to me. I work quickly. In my first connection with the canvas I attempt to capture the bare bones of the landscape. I like to leave paintings which appear to be simplified yet exhaust the shapes and tones to convey the scene.