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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FIRST FRIDAYS in Skippack Village: Artist Sarah Iannozzi/ Gallery Opening Reception / April 3rd, 2015

sarah iannozzi art gallery opening

Artist Sarah Iannozzi

About The Artist
"As an artist I'm trying to show the beauty and tranquility I see.  Since I was very young I have been told that I see the world differently than others.  I was often told ‘You see the world through rose colored glasses’ and ‘if only I could see the world as you do’.  So I have been trying most of my life to help people to see it that way, a place of beauty and happiness.

It was difficult road finding a way to express myself since writing is not a strong point.  Over the years I made attempts at other mediums, pastels, stained glass, and wood.  It was not until December of 2013 that I found painting.  I have a very bright and open morning room and decided that I wanted a blue sky with realistic clouds on the ceiling, but for that I had to learn to paint, so I asked for an easel for Christmas.  I spent the next few weeks figuring out brushes, brush strokes, blending, how the paint reacts to each other, and different mediums.  In the beginning of February I prepared the ceiling and painted it blue. Then the day I was to begin the clouds I had a tragic accident, I fell off a ladder at work and had a 60lb cat tree land on me.  I hurt my shoulder, face, neck, leg, and back, and to this day I still can't hold my left arm up for any amount of time and am not allowed to climb.  The positive in all this is that I found a way not just to express myself, but a way people could see the world as I do with my rose colored glasses.

My work focuses on the environment and the world around us.  I have always spent a great deal of time ‘staring into space’, the reality was that I have been observing the world, specifically nature.  Looking at photos for inspiration once I get an idea I sketch it out on the canvas in a very basic way only a few lines.  I love to work with acrylic paint because for its quick drying speed.  I like the do a lot layering and the speed of drying is necessary for that all of my paintings this far consist of no less the 5 layer.  With oil paint it would take over a year for each painting.

In my most resent painting I chose to include architectural detail in order to give it more depth. I did find it particularly challenging making sure the detentions showed the depth I was looking to achieve.  The next few I'll be doing will be smaller.  My goal is to attempt an even more impressionistic style.  I have several shows coming up for 2015 as well as interest from a well-known gallery in NY that will hopefully be booked for 2016.” – Sarah Iannozzi

Opening Reception:  April 3, 2015, 5 – 10pm
Show Dates:  April 3 – 26, 2016

For past, current, and future art exhibitions details, click here.

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