Artists Live is a visual arts program, which features award-winning Connecticut artists in month-long exhibitions starting the first Friday of each month from March through December except for August throughout 2017. It will take place at 23 Royce Circle in downtown Storrs, Connecticut. Each participating Artist, will be “live” the final Friday of their month of exhibition for an artist discussion with Kathleen Zimmerman at 5 pm followed by a reception at 6 pm, which is open and free to the public. Kathleen partnered with the Mansfield Downtown Partnership and were jointly awarded the State of Connecticut’s Office of the Arts Regional Arts Grant to create this program. Jean Dalton will be the sixth of the series of ten artists. Her work will be on exhibit July 6th through the 28th concluding with an artist conversation on July 28th at 5 pm.

Jean Dalton has always been fascinated by the power of a painting. Whether figurative or abstract, her paintings always evoke one’s emotions in a profound way. Mrs. Dalton’s work emerges from the physical act of putting paint to canvas or paper. She seldom plans when painting an abstract, which might give the impression of painting free of all constraints. However, the basic sound principles and processes that are the foundation of traditional painting are of great importance to her work. The countless aesthetic decisions Jean makes are rarely smooth and uncomplicated. Yet, she relishes the challenges involved and the endless creative possibilities within a work. Her paintings are visual orchestrations, complete with nuances, harmonies, dis-harmonies and maybe a wild note or two. She hopes that her art may in some measure enrich your life as the process of creating has her own. It is her pleasure to share it with you.    

Sponsored by: CT Office of the Arts and WindhamArts