The Gallery at the VAULT is pleased to offer some beautiful pieces from the Daryl Storrs jewelry line. They are original lithographs drawn to size. The images are hand painted from a metal plate onto heavy paper. They are then hand colored with light fast inks and mounted onto anodized aluminum with hypoallergenic posts. Each has several varnished layers applied.
January 20 through March 7
Warm light glows from within these portraits by Heidi Marie Lorenz of Goshen, New Hampshire. Lorenz’s detailed, figurative style has a romantic quality that is immediately captivating.
Heidi was born in Muenchweiler, Germany. As a young girl Heidi fell in love with the illustrations of "Black Beauty" created by Anna Sewell & these illustrated pages shaped her initial artistic impression. Heidi grew up in the United Kingdom and was influenced by the British coastlines and heathlands. As a young adult Heidi was able to see the vast art & cultural scenes of London and Paris.
In 1986 Heidi moved to New England, and here the countryside and the bold Maine coast serve to influence her paintings as she strives to capture the essence of nature. One of the figurative paintings in the show, Capri Girl, is a Sargent replica. Heidi says, “I have only tried my hand copying the masters a few times and feel they really helped me to see how individual brush stokes strategically placed pack a powerful punch.”
“I live in a rural area filled with old farmhouses and lots of open land and trails. I love the peaceful solitude. Give me a horse, a dog and a trail and I'm there...having a satchel full of paints would make the trail even better. I love nature, the wilderness and the romantic notion of hard, honest work on the farm...this is what I live for.”
Heidi is involved annually in the New Hampshire Antiquarian Society’s show “Tomorrow’s Masterpieces” and in the Library Arts Center Group Show, Newport, N.H. She is a juried artist in the Guild of Boston Artists New England Representational Painting Show. Heidi was selected as a judge in the 14th Annual “Art Affair in the Country” for the Manchester Artists Association.
Represented by many galleries throughout New England, including: The Banks Gallery, New London, NH, The Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, MA., The Lily Pad, Watch Hill, RI., Polonaise Gallery, Woodstock, VT., and many more.
Martha L. Welch of Chittenden, Vermont, designs one-of-a-kind jewelry using antique buttons. Each antique button jewelry piece has a fascinating past and comes with a card describing its history.