In a new solo show opening Sunday, From the Island of Art, pastelist Georgette Sinclair shares her painterly passion for Roosevelt Island. A meet-the-artist opening reception welcomes you to the Octagon Gallery on Sunday, April 2nd, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
by David Stone
Twenty-one years after the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association coined the term, Roosevelt Island artist Georgette Sinclair lays out the intent in a series of ravishing pastels.
From the Island of Art
Starting off with a picture used for the show’s poster, Sinclair doubles the effect, showing a girl creating her own sketch of the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse. The image reminds us of Mary Cassatt‘s Paris paintings from a hundred years back.
From there, it’s all local scenes expressing her love for the beauty she found here on her first day.
“I am still fascinated today by the beauty surrounding us, “she says, “as much as the first time I stepped on the Island. As an artist, I capture moments in time, seizing them forever.”
With the “island of art” as her inspiration and frequent backdrop, Sinclair has won numerous awards, and her paintings hang from walls around the world. She’s been recognized for her work with membership in multiple professional groups.
The paintings shown here are a sample of what you can see at the Octagon Gallery, 888 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, starting with an opening reception on April 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Georgette Sinclair will be there, happy to answer any questions and explain her work.