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Pennswood Art Gallery Hosts Opening Reception for Lesa Chittenden Lim Exhibit Sunday, November 18, 2018

Posted on November 13, 2018 in Archived News

“Foggy Morning” by Lesa Chittenden Lim, pastel and watercolor, 25” x 31”

On Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 an exhibit of the paintings of Lesa Chittenden Lim will open at the Pennswood Art Gallery, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA with a wine and cheese reception from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., preceded by an illustrated presentation by the artist from 2:00 to 3:00 in Penn Hall.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Lim, a graduate of and teacher at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, says her paintings are inspired by an emotional response to nature – to trees in particular.   Although she often works on site, she says, “Rather than recording an exact external reality, I express the inner sensations caused by my visual perceptions; calmness, serenity, movement, awe, desolation to name a few.” Her paintings are quiet  – a few trees, a moon, a setting suggesting an Asian simplicity, a subtle spareness with titles like “Dancing in the Light,” or “First Love”, or “New Beginnings”  – all expressed in pastel or watercolor and pastel.

Lim, who divides her time between  Philadelphia and northern Michigan, came to painting after she left managing a $500 million division of a Fortune 100 company to carry out her original vision of life as an artist.

Her work has earned her awards such as Art of Sleeping Bear Dunes Dennos Museum, an artist’s residency at Sleeping Bear National Park, a place in Woodmere Museum permanent collection and at the Ross School, University of Michigan among many others.

The Pennswood Art Gallery, which has been exhibiting artists for 34 years including such famous names as Harry Leith Ross, Daniel Garber, and more recently John Redmond, Earl B. Lewis, Tremain Smith, William Hogan and Peter Treiber is a non-profit, contemporary fine art gallery located in Pennswood Village on Route 413 south of the Newtown by-pass, adjacent to George School. For information about the exhibit and pre-opening artist’s presentation call 215-968-9110.

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