Les Beaux Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the return of Greenwich artist Hazel Jarvis, for a solo exhibition of her most recent paintings, “View From Above,” opening on Sunday, May 6 and running through Thursday, June 21.
This modernist art exhibit pays homage to the influence of the artist’s most personal inspiration, her home and studio on the Mianus River, and to her recent travels in the American Southwest.
Throughout the years, Jarvis’ style has evolved from dainty botanicals to bold, colorful, organic paintings. In this exhibit, some of the paintings are transformed into maps of the bird life of the Mianus and Tod’s Point, resulting from hours the artist spent bird-watching; others are intimate landscapes of New England and local scenes in watercolor, acrylic and collage. The artist's travels in New Mexico are reflected in landscapes depicting the region’s enormous open space and high viewpoints. These works are complemented by other studies featuring the bright colors and unique light characteristic of the Santa Fe area.
Jarvis’ work was included in "Branching Out," an invitational show organized by the Greenwich Tree Conservancy in 2011. She is represented by Phyllis Wrynn Gallery in New York City where her work is currently displayed in "Spring and Summer Show." In addition to painting, Hazel Jarvis also teaches art classes. The River Gallery at Westport Library hosted "Winter Brushstrokes: The Sketchbooks of Hazel Jarvis And Her Students” in 2009-2010.
Les Beaux Arts Gallery at is located at 395 Round Hill Rd., Greenwich, CT and is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon. For information and directions call (203) 869-1091 or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.