Surprise in the Shadows by Donna Ruane Rogers
pastel, 20.5 x 18 inches
Artist Statement: South Jersey is home to a very large and supportive artist community including the Stan Sperlak Gallery & Sculpture Gardens located in Goshen. It is a unique NJ gem showcasing acres of beautiful natural environment, nature walks, sculptures, and artist studio which hosts painters workshops with the stunning backdrop of the marsh on the Crow Creek. It was along one of the nature walks that an abandoned boat was found partially hidden in the grass with the backdrop of the wetlands framing the scene.
Jersey Inspiration: The inspiration behind this pastel on paper painting was to share an unexpected find amid the natural environment of the New Jersey salt marshes.
Bio: As a career graphic designer, Donna Ruane Rogers was looking for a creative outlet when she decided to try her hand at pastel painting several years ago. Now that she is retired from the corporate world, Ruane Rogers has been actively painting many of her favorite places in her home studio as well as en plein air around her home in Frenchtown, Hunterdon County as well as favorite locations in south Jersey and at the Jersey shore. She strives to accurately capture her subjects and their relationship with the light of the day. Her work has been displayed at The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ, the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ, Ocean City Arts Center, Prallsville Mill in Stockton, NJ and at the Hopewell Valley Winery in Hopewell Valley, NJ. Ruane Rogers is an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America.
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