Considering Nature features local artists Deborah Bonnell, Hazel Jarvis, Ilse Gordon and Kathy Milligan who have been painting and working together for over 10 years. Although we have very different backgrounds our work is bound together by an interest in the rhythms of Nature and we embrace the seasons as manifested in the landscape around us. We hope that you will enjoy this celebration of our natural world.
About the Artists
Anglo American artist Hazel Jarvis is based in Riverside, CT, in a small studio bordered by water and woodland, where she creates images of the Natural world - botanicals, abstracted landscapes and mixed media collages. Her work concentrates on pattern and detail reflecting a background in Botanical Illustration and a deep love of traditional Japanese art acquired during years of study in Japan. Hazel has taught and exhibited extensively throughout the US. To learn more please visit www.hazeljarvis.com
Ilse Gordon’s work has been widely exhibited in one person shows, including the Greenwich Historical Society, Fairfield University and The Greenwich Arts Council and as a featured artist at the gallery at Greenwich Library and the Promenade Gallery in the Bushnell, Hartford, CT. She has won numerous awards, including the award for Excellence in Painting from the Stamford Museum. Her works are in the permanent collections of Greenwich Library, Cos Cob Library, and Byram Schubert Library. Ms Gordon’s work is collected by corporate and private collectors in the United States, South America, Europe and Japan.
Deborah Pierce Bonnell is based in Norwalk, CT, and works in oil, watercolor, encaustic and printmaking. Deborah has exhibited her work in Greenwich, CT at numerous galleries and locations, also in Stamford at PMW Gallery and the UCONN Stamford Art Gallery, the Stamford Art Association and in New Canaan at the Carriage Barn art gallery. In 2016 she was Artist in Residence at Weir Farm National Historic site, and in 2020 exhibited her work at the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, in Osprey, FL. Her work can be seen at www.deborahpiercebonnell.com.
Kathie Milligan is a landscape and figurative painter living in Stamford, CT. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College and her Masters in painting at the New York Studio School. Kathie paints in oil and watercolor as well as printmaking and sculpture. She teaches painting in oil and acrylic at Stamford Adult Education, and painting in watercolor at both the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford and the Darien Arts Center. Kathie also does children’s workshops at the Greenwich Art Society. When she’s not painting or teaching you’ll find her happily working in her garden. More of her work can be seen at www.Kathiemilligan.com.
Thank you for your support and interest. A portion of each sale will be donated to the GBC to further their mission of horticultural, botanical, and conservation education.