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October in the Wotiz Gallery – Milton Artist Jed Sutter

Thursday, October 31, 2019
TIME: October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery CONTACT: Jean Hlady, Reference Dept, at (617) 698-5757, x. 3 or Email jhlady@ocln.org   

In September, the Milton Public Library will host the work of artist Jed Sutter in the Wotiz Gallery.   This talented Milton resident, who is primarily self-taught, discovered an aptitude for composition, value, and hue in his mid-50s, having never picked up a paintbrush before then.  This has led to a semi-solo show, an excellence award, increasing demand for commissioned work in landscapes and portraiture, and a televised interview.  He works mostly from source photos that either he or the client has taken, sometimes combining aspects of multiple photos in some cases, or from a single image in others.  This exhibit will show watermedia: urban landscapes, transportation, trolleys, and bridges.

 

The artist says the following about his painting: “…I come from a family of artists.  For some reason, though, I did not try and learn how to paint until 2016.  I was in my mid-50s when I suddenly had the urge.  Beginning to paint was like discovering I somehow already knew another language, or re-discovering one I had forgotten long ago…  My first 20 or so paintings over the following year were all acrylic.  I painted them all on a variety of paper, canvas or panels……I painted primarily in gouache for most of 2018.  Early this year an acquaintance suggested I try watercolor.  …Eventually I took up the challenge and have been painting mostly in watercolor this year.”  He also tells us: “Sometimes I go out and look for my subjects but mostly they find me…  I am in the process of painting the trolleys at or near each of the eight trolley stops, and also wherever the light captures one just right.  I am also taken by urban landscapes, as well as bridges in general and images such as the decaying infrastructure, bridges in need of repair in and around Boston.”

 

There will be a free and open reception held in the Gallery on Wednesday, 10/2/19 from 6-8 PM.  Please come, meet the artist, and view this great display from October 1-31.    

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