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Frieda Post - Contemporary Paintings
Through August 31st

Creating contemporary and traditional art allows Frieda to express the beauty of nature, as she sees and feels it. She says, “There is no right or wrong way. We learn from the past and build upon it.” Now she employs a wide variety of techniques in her paintings, gathered from a lifetime of learning and exploring.

Frieda's artistic career began as a child growing up during the Great Depression and World War II. “I saw people making things – useful things, and usually beautiful too. ”She learned to embroider, knit, make baskets, and later made clothing for her family. “As long as I can remember, I have been curious to learn how things are made, which has led to a lifelong adventure in the arts and crafts”, she says.

Frieda's enthusiasm for trying new things continued as she traveled in connection with her husband's work. Everywhere she went she explored a new technique, often immersing herself into regional cultures or taking advantage of local master teachers. In India it was traditional batik on fabric; in Colorado, traditional American Indian baskets; in New York state a master weaver taught her multiple-harness weaving and a master jeweler taught her jewelry making design and techniques.

Through it all, Frieda was inspired by the beautiful environments, vivid colors, and intricate patterns she found in nature wherever she went. These accumulated life experiences and skills eventually led Frieda to paint using various media. She began to reflect upon this love of nature when she studied at the Studio School in Roanoke, Virginia.

The “web” process is her favorite painting technique and represents the majority of the work on exhibit. Using “Yupo”, an acid free, synthetic art paper, ‘Halloween' spider web fibers, and intense watercolor paints, Frieda creates bold textures that bring out an endless variety of emotions with their brilliant colors and intricate designs.

Paying it forward, Frieda is now sharing her knowledge as a teacher; “I enjoy teaching and encourage students to explore, to express their individuality.” Her work has been shown in juried shows, individual and group shows and galleries in Virginia and Vermont and can be found in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe.

 



Spring
Pastel
14" x 17"
$240



Joy
Watercolor
19" x 26 "
$450


Awakening

Watercolor
31" x 25"
$600

 
 
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