Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Marilene Sawaf's paintings at Tower Gallery of NH Antique Coop

Vibrant Paintings by Marilene Sawaf on view at New Hampshire Antique Co-op
Date: March 16, 2010
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Occurence: Every Day, Feb 2, 2010 to May 3, 2010
Price: Free and open to the public
Presenting Organization: New Hampshire Antique Co-op
Telephone Number: none entered
Email Address: staff@nhantiquecoop.com
Web: www.nhantiquecoop.com
Location: New Hampshire Antique Co-op
323 Elm St., Rte. 101A
Milford, NH 03055
Telephone: 603-673-8499
Email: jackie@nhantiquecoop.com

Description: Be transported to another time and place with the mysterious and vibrant paintings of Hollis, NH, artist Marilene Sawaf, now on view through May 3 in the Tower Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. Sawaf's richly patterned canvases are reminiscent of Medieval stained glass and Oriental carpets.

Influenced by past cultures, Sawaf paints reflections of women in flowered dresses set against Venetian arcades and marbled, checked floors. Often her canvases show a world filled with music and poetry woven like a tapestry with vibrant reds, golds, and blues. "I try to create an illusion, painting women in rich, patterned dresses who make you wonder who they are and what they are doing," says Sawaf. Her landscapes are inspired by the countries in which she has lived and by the colors of the Post-Impressionist school, with moods taking precedence over realism.

Marilene Sawaf’s work has received numerous award recognitions throughout New England. In addition to several solo and collective exhibits, Sawaf’s paintings have been exhibited at the Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, NH) and the Whistler House Museum (Lowell, Mass.). Sawaf is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association, the Nashua Area Art Association and the Sharon Art Center in Peterborough.

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