DARIEN, Conn. – The work of Trish Monahan is on display through Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Lower Level Art Gallery at Darien Library. There will be a closing reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.
“As an artist, I always seek to explore and capture moments of wonder in the natural world: the feeling of an open meditative space infused with light, the geometric patterns of a landscape, bodies in motion, twisted trees and gardens that tangle,” Monahan said of her work. “These constantly changing rhythms and colors fascinate me, for in nature we find the vital force, the very essence of life itself.”
She added, “My art education came mostly from seeing, from looking deeply at things, and from being exposed to so much great art in the cities where I have visited and lived. It seems I have been studying art and science for most of my life.”
Monahan attended art and design classes at Wayne State University, Parsons School of Design and The Art Students League.
“I fine-tuned my eye working as a textile artist and clothing designer for several years in New York,” she explained. “I now paint in Westport, Conn., as a member of ‘The Art Studio.’”
Additional parking for evening and weekend programs at the library is available on Thorndal Circle, behind Nielsen’s.