PAINTINGS BY AGNES COLLIS
WELLFLEET ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER
On display January 3rd -February 3rd 2023
Reception January 7th, 3-5 PM 2023
“Ethereal”, no better word describes the serenity one receives while viewing Agnes Collis’ works in her latest show…Capturing the soothing views of her beloved Cape Cod, the paintings bring you to that location with intense reality but with an added touch of natural fantasy. Agnes captures the simple beauty of life on Cape Cod with her minimalist compositions. She depicts the changing energy of the ocean and the brilliant colors and reflected life of the Cape. The Wellfleet Adult Community Center creates an environment for appreciation of fine art to the community.
Her lifelong love of the coast and the ocean that began in her childhood in the Highlands, New Jersey continued with decades of visiting Cape Cod, culminating in 2000 when she became a resident of Wellfleet.
Agnes has emerged as a landscape painter with a subtle, open aesthetic. Her studio brings the peace and promise of the Atlantic Ocean and the rolling ever-changing dune of the coastal highlands.
Agnes had her oil painting “Illuminated” accepted into the ’24th Annual Juried All Cape Art Show’ of the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center in Chatham, Ma. (http://www.capecodcreativearts.org/ )
Cape Cod Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA, 02633; 508-945-3583 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Illuminated” 24 x 20 oil on canvas
Agnes has ended her One Woman Show
“Ethereal: Capturing the Soothing Light of Cape Cod”
The exhibition, which which ran from Saturday May 4th through May 31st was at the Wellfleet Public Library in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Wellfleet is where Agnes has her home and studio facing the peace and promise of the Atlantic Ocean and to the south the rolling ever changing dunes of the coastal highlands, which is a heavy influence on her work. Agnes donated 20% of her profit to the library’s general fund.
Some of the new works exhibited for the first time were:
Standing Proud 18 x 24 oil on canvas
Twilight 12 x 9 oil on canvas
Sisters Standing Proud 18 x 24 oil on canvas—-this painting was entered into consideration for the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce annual guide cover—at a community reception it was voted most popular.
Another recent painting sold to a private collector before it could be publicly exhibited:
Stand Alone 12 x 16 oil on canvas
Still featured are:
Solitude 16 x 20 oil on canvas
Beach Cottage 12 x 16 oil on canvas
“Silent Sentinels” 24 x 24 oil on canvas
Close-up of the Whales Tale from “Silent Sentinels” above
Silent Sentinels–James S Cornell July 2018
The full moons dispersion
Dampens the adjoining starfield
With its brightness
Keeping vigilant watch over the
Gently rolling ocean
Whale breeches then
Dives, surfacing 20 meters away
To spout and glide slowly
Across the watery wet
Undulating surface, then dives
Languidly flicking its tail
At the other
“Life’s Illusions” 24 x 24 oil on canvas
Agnes has been working with mediums other than oil. Including collages, alcohol ink on paper, and monoprint.
“Ice Caves” 10 x 8 alcohol ink on paper
Agnes also has had some of her more popular works reprinted on metal– a giglee on metal of “Silent Sentinels” was donated to the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI https://www.bvmi.org/) for auction at BVMI’s 9th Anniversary Gala, September 13th 2018.