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ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.

Make Yourself at Home

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Lisa Benanto

At the beginning of the summer of 2018, I started painting homes from Round Lake New York, in the plein air style. This small community has beautiful Victorian homes from a village that was designed around faith and ministry.

At first I thought I was drawn to these homes to show their beauty and Victorian architectural design. But then I realized it was about home. My father was terminally ill last summer, I helped take care of him during this time. To alleviate stress, I began to paint these historic homes. My parents still lived in my childhood home and I think subconsciously, I was painting my feelings about that home. I was investing feelings about what a home can hold, and how that related to my faith. Often times a home holds our family, and our most private moments. The chronological component of time in a home becomes obscured by the memories associated with the home.

Some homes that I painted, appear cheerful and inviting, others are dark without any brightness. Color, composition and urgency of brush stroke illustrate internal struggles that I experience with home. My hope is that the viewer brings with them, to these paintings, their association with home. I think when home is examined it has to be interpreted through the lens of ones own history. One sees in a home the reflection of self and the community that formulates these experiences.

Read Lisa’s Artist Biography HERE
Visit Lisa’s Artist Website HERE

 

Lisa David

Raised in the 1960’s by a genius scientist and a stay at home Mom, my suburban life was anything but normal. I watched a lot of TV to clue me into what is “normal.” I yearned to be a member of the Brady Bunch. I spent summer weekends camping at state campsites in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. Camping has a strong hold on me. I primarily paint vintage objects used in my childhood as a way to reconnect with my youth. In a sense, I enjoy reliving it in an idealistic way, pushing colors and textures. I also explore fleeting memories by painting landscapes and familiar upstate New York compositions. Currently, I teach art at my alma mater high school in Saratoga County, New York. I spend summers painting from my log cabin in the Adirondacks.

Read Lisa’s Artist Biography HERE
Visit Lisa’s Artist Website HERE

 

Karen Gerstenberger

Have you ever stood on a balcony, looking down and noticed the doll-like quality of the world below?  When you gaze out a window, do you wonder what lies just around the bend?  I have always been fascinated by meandering roads, maps and bird’s-eye views.  I love snow and rain and puddles.  I love neighborhoods, little houses, backyards, and secret places.  I find magic in the world I inhabit.

Read Karen’s Artist Biography HERE
Visit Karen’s Artist Website HERE

If you wish to purchase artwork from this exhibition, please fill out the form at the bottom the page and we will be in contact with you soon!  Thank you! We hope you enjoy this very special exhibit!  Make sure you Click the images to make them bigger! 

Lisa David
Who’s Thirsty?
oil on canvas
10″x10″
$420

Karen Gerstenberger
Cape May Backyard
watercolor
9″x12″
$350 

Lisa Benanto
Overgrown
oil stick and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Lisa David
Tub O’ Soda
oil on canvas
10″x10″
$420

Karen Gerstenberger
Neighborhood Evening
watercolor and pastel
10″x14″
$500

Karen Gerstenberger
Reber Street
watercolor
9″x12″
$350

Lisa Benanto
The Fall
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Lisa David
Monday Morning
oil on canvas
8″x8″
$380

Lisa Benanto
Read
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
30″x15″
$450

Lisa David
Library Day
oil on canvas
10″x10″
$420

Lisa David
First Cup
oil on canvas
12″x12″
$600

Lisa David
Powdered
oil on canvas
12″x12″
$600

Karen Gerstenberger
Snow Day
watercolor, pastel, gouache
9″x12″
$350

Lisa Benanto
Winter
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Lisa David
Home Movies
oil on canvas
12″x16″
$800

Lisa David
Dishes Done
oil on canvas
16″x16″
$900

Lisa Benanto
Shutters
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Late Afternoon
watercolor, pastel
9.5″x14″
$500

Lisa David
Lime in the Coconut
oil on canvas
8″x8″
$380

Lisa Benanto
Angles
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Cape May Backyard, Night
watercolor and pastel
10″x14″
$350 

Lisa David
Glamour
oil on canvas
8″x8″
$380

Lisa David
Privacy
oil on canvas
18″x24″
$1800

Lisa Benanto
Fenced Inn
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Snowy Sidewalk
watercolor and pastel 
10″x14″
$300

Lisa David
Last Day
oil on canvas
10″x10″
$420

Lisa Benanto 
Perspective
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Lisa David
Book Covers
oil on canvas
10″x10″
$420

Lisa David
Waiting
oil on canvas
10″x10″
$420

Karen Gerstenberger
October Street
watercolor and pastel
12″x9.5
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Yellow Van
watercolor, pastel ink and pencil
10″x14″
$500

Lisa Benanto 
Faith
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
30″x15″
$450

Lisa Benanto
Through the Flowers
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Bright Day
watercolor and pastel
9″x12″
$350

Lisa David
The Old Rake
oil on canvas
16″x20″
$1200

Karen Gerstenberger
Hilltop 
watercolor and pastel 
9″x12″
$300

Lisa David
Fried
oil on canvas
12″x16″
$800

Lisa Benanto
Looking Up
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Lisa Benanto
Negative Space
oil stick and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Lisa David
Mr. Harvey’s Iced Tea
oil on canvas
10″x10″
$420

Karen Gerstenberger
Dead End
watercolor, pastel and ink
10″x14″
$750

Lisa David
Coke and a Smile
oil on canvas
10″x10″
$420

Lisa David
Leisure Time
oil on canvas
12″x12″
$600

Karen Gerstenberger
Wet Snow
watercolor
9″x12″
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Blue House With Red Door
watercolor and pastel
10″x14″
$300

Lisa David
Every Day Lunch
oil on canvas
12″x12″
$600

Lisa David
Day One
oil on canvas
16″x16″
$900

Karen Gerstenberger
Winter Morning
watercolor, pastel and pencil
10″x14″
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Cold Morning
watercolor and pastel
10″x14″
$750

Lisa Benanto
Landing
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Lisa David
Big Plans
oil on canvas
18″x24″
$1800

Lisa David
All Packed
oil on canvas
8″x8″
$380

Lisa David
Stewarts Make Your Own Sundae
oil on canvas
12″x12″
$600

Karen Gerstenberger
Colonie Sunrise #2
watercolor and pastel
10″x14″
$350

Lisa Benanto
The Light
oil stick, pastel and oil paint on canvas
12″x24″
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Garbage Day
watercolor and pastel
10″x14″
$500

Karen Gerstenberger
Winter Neighborhood #2
watercolor and pastel
11″x15″
$350

Karen Gerstenberger
Winter Sidewalk
watercolor and pastel
10″x14″
$350

Thank you so much for viewing this exhibition and for engaging in our new online programming!  Please consider making a one time contribution to Saratoga Arts so we can continue to fulfill our mission of making art accessible to all!  You can donate by clicking HERE.  Thank you so much for your support and stay healthy and safe!

 

Artwork Purchase

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