The Nylen Gallery in Westport will welcome a new show, “Merritt Parkway,” with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 27. Ridgefield artist Cynthia Mullins’ paintings will be on view April 13 through May 26.
“For the last few years the Merritt Parkway has been my muse affording me many opportunities of expression and experimentation in my painting,” says Cindi, as she is known. “When starting a painting, I am concerned with creating a strong compositional base, which any painting must have to succeed. The parkway holds a grand assortment of strong compositions, one striking element being the receding lines of the road along with the horizontal overlaying bridges.”
“The Merritt also offers an analogy of sorts; references to moving on, coming, going, and driving from one point to another,” the artist continues. “We all spend time on the road, gazing out the window, thinking our thoughts, admiring an evening sky or wishing, hoping, and trying to figure out our life. These paintings are about our relationship with the road and more figuratively our journey. The Merritt, with its hometown feel, abundant foliage and architecturally unique bridges, has provided a strong vehicle for me in this artistic exploration.”