Sheila O’Keefe Braun: Resplendent Flux
Resplendent Flux, a collection of beautifully textured pieces from local artist Sheila O’Keefe Braun, will be exhibited throughout the month of July in the Louise Gallery at Mulberry Art Studios. The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception on July 5th from 5 to 9pm.
Braun creates with her fingers and palms by layering acrylic, oil and wax on a canvas or reclaimed wood panels and constantly hiding one painting under another. The work is inspired by the rapid movement and stillness that happen simultaneously in the earth. “Life is a continuous shifting in the seen and unseen realms that creates depth in man” says Braun, “yet often, so swiftly that parts of us often fall asleep, forgetting our resplendent dreams and that which touches deepest.”
Braun, who was born in Honesdales in 1952, currently resides in Bird-in-Hand and works at E. Braun Farmtables, and the House Gallery. She prefers to refer to her paintings as drinking stations. She explains: “Though not painted in such an exacting fashion the fog filled basins or sunsets or a winters path with snow laden trees near kissing the ground, the goal is to linger and see what is hidden. The stirring up of that which matters that has been tucked away.”