Caryn King: Floral February

January 28 – February 28, 2023

Floral still life paintings by Caryn King will be on display at the Norfolk Library through the month of February. A resident of Southfield, MA, King is a narrative painter who began her artistic career as a sculptor working with clay. As one might expect from a former clay artist, texture is very important to her paintings, which range from realism to the layered brushwork and inventiveness of expressionism. King’s current subject matter is taken from the natural world – plants, flowers, trees, and landscapes. She earned her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and is represented by galleries in Dorset and Brattleboro, Vermont. She has had numerous solo and group shows, and her work can be found in collections in the United States, Canada, France, and Australia.

King describes her work: “After many years of painting animals in a realistic style, my new paintings are of flowers in a style that is more impressionist. With an intentional emotional use of paint and process, I find excitement in studying and interpreting flowers. As much as being inspired by their beauty and unique design, my goal is to let the process of creating a painting become a part of my finished paintings. In this way I hope my work is viewed in ways that can be individualized by the viewer and not predetermined by the reality of the still life itself.”

Please join us for a reception for the artist on Sunday, January 29, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., graciously hosted by the Library Associates.