MARGARET
GERDING
Am. 

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“Margaret Gerding’s paintings celebrate the subtle beauty of nature unspoiled by civilization. Her moving, multi-layered skies light her lush tree-filled landscapes to capture a moment in time that is both peaceful and evocative.

Her serene landscapes are achieved through a skillful use of textured underpainting combined with multiple layers of color applied with thin glazes.

Margaret Gerding received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA in 1983. She received additional art training at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln MA, the Worcester Art Museum and a summer workshop with Wolf Kahn at Bennington College, VT.

‘To capture the essence of a landscape at a specific moment in time, before changes have begun has always been the challenge that drives me,” says Gerding. “In order to do this, it is necessary to spend a significant amount of time outdoors, directly experiencing and observing the land. In this way, even subtle colors come alive. And it is usually a spot of color that attracts me to a particular place. I am always drawn to areas that have not been disturbed by human development. These areas for me have the greatest sense of peace which I then try to convey to the viewer of my paintings, representing a moment in time which is both striking and memorable.’”

Her corporate collectors include Fidelity Investments and L.L. Bean among others. Her work is also included in the US State Department’s Art in Embassies program from whose website the above quotation is taken.

Marsh Colors V

Marsh Colors V

10 x 14 in. Oil on panel 2005 Provenance Private Collection Price: please inquire

Marsh IX

Marsh IX

10 x 14 in. Oil on panel 2005 Provenance Private Collection Price: please inquire

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