J.R. Baldini, Niagara Falls Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Artist Statement
"Plein-Air Painting is a metaphysical skill capable of creating an image that lets the viewer 'Be there in the moment' when viewing the painting. " J.R. Baldini, IPAP
If I had to name one of the most influential elements in my artistic life, I would have to write a description of the magical state of consciousness one experiences on Monhegan Island. I have not, to this point in my life, experienced Monhegan personally in words. I believe painting or visual art is suffocated by verbal description.
Years ago when I met the actor Hollywood and Broadway actor and artist Zero Mostel on the island, I invited him to a painting critique. He asked what we did at these critiques (which, I might add, had accumulated quite a following). With a feined look of horror on his face he boomed,"my dear, art is to be appreciated not criticized!"
You have certainly heard someone comment- I don't know much about art... But, that is not true. Words aren't necessary to express appreciation for visual art, your spirit tells you when you are moved by a creation.
Enjoy your visit here and may you leave with a work of art in heart.
J.R. Baldini holds the degree of Master of Photography, earned for the excellence of prints in International competitions and educational achievements, from the Professional Photographers of America and the Craftsman degree earned by publishing articles, teaching and presenting educational programs to other professionals.
She is Executive Director and Founder of International Plein Air Painters. She organized the first International WORLDWIDE 'paint out' for Plein Air Painters Globally in September 2003. IPAP is a blanket organization for International Plein Air Painting groups.
Look for Jacqueline's paintings on the World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Painters in a location near you.
April 21 - May 21, 2008 in Door County Wisconsin Reception: Saturday, April 26, 1-3 PM - Fireside Lounge, Link Gallery
June 1 - July 6 in Estes Park, Colorado -Cultural Arts Center of Estes Park Fine Art Gallery Reception: Sunday June 1st, 1-4 PM
July 21 - August 18 in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver - Old School House Art Center Reception: July 26
September 18 - January 4, 2009 - Terrace Gallery Reception: Thursday, September 18, 2009, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - City Hall Rotunda in Orlando, Florida