Visit the Stonington Public Library during the summer months and view the paintings of local artist, Lorraine Lans. Thirty landscape paintings of familiar Stonington scenes and the Sedgwick area in all seasons cover the library’s walls. Upstairs and down, large and small landscapes are on display. In the children’s room all will delight in Lans’ animal paintings.
Lans lives in Stonington where she paints en plein air. Her work reflects her studies in Impressionism, capturing the light on a subject and the varied light keys in nature. She studied with master Impressionist painter Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts and studied portraiture with Betty Warren, Director of the Malden Bridge School of Art, Malden Bridge, N. Y. She began her studies at the Fenway Studio, Boston, and attended Boston University School of Visual Art.
Lans has an extensive exhibition record, showing in galleries across the country, including the Michelle and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, MA. She also has won several impressive awards. Her most recent recognitions were Honorable Mention in the 2011 “All New England Exhibition” and the 2007 “Juror’s Choice” award from the Academic Artist’s Association.
A full pricelist of the work on show in the library is available from the librarian. In addition, a print of Lorraine Lans’ poster “Lifting Fog” can be purchased, with the library sharing in the proceeds from the poster sales. Library hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 5 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 12 PM. Call 367-5926 for more information.