About the Book
Claudia Mengel - Paintings is a limited edition book containing the most recent collection of the artist's abstract landscape works.
Claudia Mengel's - Paintings are a rich emotional interpretation of the landscape. With a sketchbook approach, the artist transforms a traditional subject through rigorous line with a deep sensitivity to fluid color. Ms. Mengel draws her inspiration from years of living by the ocean in Long Island as well as experiencing the beauty of her current home in Connecticut. This volume features paintings from intimate 12" X 12" to large format 96" X 84" canvases. The 40 pages of both detail and full shots capture it all.
Claudia Mengel - Paintings is the first volume in a series of three.
Claudia Mengel - Figures and Claudia Mengel - Prints will be available Fall 2007.
A limited number of signed copies are available.
Claudia Mengel has been studying, instructing, and making art for over thirty years. She received her degree in printmaking from the Brainerd Art School at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Her studies continued at the Art Students League in New York, the Silvermine Art Center, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and the Darien Art Center, as well as with several private teachers. Currently she is studying with Robert Reed, Professor of Art at Yale and Hugh O'Donnell, Professor of Art at Boston University. She also studies and works with Constance Kiermaier, a prominent New England artist, Master Printer Marina Anacona, and Master Printer Anthony Kirk, who has printed with major American artists including Helen Frankenthaler and Wolf Kahn. An accomplished painter and printmaker, her work is in many private collections in the tri-state area. She also exhibits in Rockwell Art and Framing in Westport, CT., and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.