A place for contemporary realism?

Bert Gallery is often approached with paintings that were purchased at a Providence Art Club exhibit and the estate often chooses to pass on those special works. This is the case in point of Jane Puerini a well respected and veteran Providence painter who exhibits at the Providence Art Club.

“Chinese Takeout” is an early work of Jane’s that was particularly meaningful to its owner, a frequent visitor of a neighborhood Chinese Restaurant. This oil on canvas is small ( 8″ x 10″) and available forĀ  $500.

Sadly, contemporary realist painters are finding fewer venues to show their works. Thus, the critical role that the Providence Art Club plays in the community along with other non-profit organizations such as the Wickford Art Association and the Pawtucket Art Association.

Read more about Puerini from an old entry from the Royal Gallery on Atwells Ave in Providence. “Puerini paints from her home studio, arranging her subjects in natural light. She paints primarily with a monochromatic underpainting followed by subsequent layering of color, but also more directly on toned canvas. Jane strives to render her subjects faithfully but not photographically. Her work presents the viewer with a new vision of simple everyday objects that might otherwise be overlooked. Fine porcelain or Chinese takeout food are equally suitable subject matter. While her still life subjects offer seasonal diversity and a variety of thematic possibilities, composition, form, value, and color remain prime considerations.”

Cathy @ 6:26 am

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