Harriet Edelstein

Painting
hashaleah@aol.com
303-443-3811

My paintings are inspired by the love of nature, social justice causes and our common quest for connection.  I do expressionist landscapes, abstracts and Judaica.  I use oil or oil and mixed media on canvas with a palette knife.  Color, movement and texture facilitate the emotional quality and intensity of my art.  My mixed media paintings capture and transform with the light.  They are best appreciated in person as you move around them.  The spiral and circular motif in many of my abstracts and Judaica speak of the feminine in life and a yearning for completeness.  Many of my paintings are heavily layered and suggest the viewer look deeper or from different perspectives.

I studied art and art history at Sarah Lawrence College where I received my B.A.  I was stunned by my first visit to MOMA and returned to The City weekend after weekend to stand in front of some of the greatest art in the world.  But I had to earn a living and chose to become a social worker.  I received an M.A. in History from the University of California and an MSW from Denver University.  I retired after 28 years serving the children and families in the Boulder Valley School District.  I have served on many boards and commissions in our community where I raised my family and am helping to raise a grandchild.  Throughout my life I have taken art classes and have painted when I could.  I am now enjoying painting on a regular basis.  I have shown my work in private homes, juried shows, such as Windows to the Divine at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and BAA, Barnes and Noble’s Senior Shows and Mountain Expressions.  I had a solo show at the Boulder Jewish Community Center and have been featured at local synagogues.  I produced a calendar of art work done by orphans of the Great Tsunami in Sri Lanka following several months of art therapy service there and have done art therapy with survivors of the genocide in Cambodia most recently.

My art may be viewed at my home studio by appointment.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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