You might be interested in some art by Isabel Shamitz.
As I was walking around picking up some books that I had put on hold and looking at the new DVDs, I saw her paintings. The colors, texture and mood drew me right in! Because the exhibit focuses on the Quincy and Boston area, I recognized some places too.
If you’re from the area, you’ll probably have a sense of familiarity. Also, Shamitz’s style reminded me of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks.
That feeling of looking into the private world of another by glancing into a coffee shop window and seeing strangers interact. A certain light that puts you into a nostalgic mood when you’re not even sure what you’re feeling nostalgic about. But it’s there and quite palpable.
Since my work brings me to many different offices, one of the first things that I notice is the art work on the walls. That and where is the coffee located.
If you’re looking for some nice art to decorate a space, then you might be interested in Shamitz’s work. If you just want to look for free, then stop by the library this month and take a look.