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Darien's Geary Gallery Exhibits En Plein Air Work Of Artist Barbara Lussier

"Grazing" by Barbara Lussier
"Grazing" by Barbara Lussier Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. – The Geary Gallery of Darien is presenting “Lussier: Poetry en Plein Air,” featuring the outdoor landscapes of New England painter and Connecticut resident Barbara Lussier.

The exhibit will run from Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. 27.

Lussier is a philosophically direct descendant of the Old Lyme and the Hudson River School of painters, and approaches her subjects in a way that embraces these traditions—honoring nature and working from direct observation.

Her landscapes explore the romance of color and light and have been described as “poetry.”

The daughter of a consummate fisherman and boater, Lussier experienced the wonders of the sea while roaming the coastline of Nahant, Mass., as a child. She followed her father to the warmer waters of Florida, where he fished and boated. While there, she attended the Ringling School of Art, and later, she explored the South Pacific coastline, where she was sometimes dropped by helicopter on uninhabited islands to paint pink rocks and turquoise waters.

Lussier, who lives in Pomfret, is a signature member of the New England Plein Air Painters group, and was elected to the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Rockport Art Association.

She is also an elected by jury member of the Academic Artists Association and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. She has also taught plein air painting privately and through various educational institutions, including the Lyme Art Association, where she is an elected member and served as president of the board of directors.

Lussier holds a bachelor of fine arts degree with high honors from the University of Hartford, where she studied with Rudolph Zallinger and Paul Zimmerman. Lussier’s work has been exhibited throughout New England and internationally.

Admission is free. The Geary Gallery is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information .

The Geary Gallery is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien.

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