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Faces and Places

Works by Pomfret artist Samuel Neustadt. An exhibit of digital paintings featuring the people, landscape and architecture of the Pomfret/Woodstock area. Profits from the sales to benefit Zack's Place.

Opening Reception: Friday September 6th, 5:30-7:30pm
Exhibit Dates: September 6th - 28th

Artist Statement

As an architect and artist I have travelled over the past fifty years exploring many countries and cultures. Throughout my travels with pen or pencil in hand I have enjoyed capturing landscapes and classical architecture around the world.

Then, a few years ago after seeing a series of lectures by artist David Hockney I was introduced to electronic painting.  It was an exciting new art form for me.  Although I had many years of digital delineation in architecture I became intrigued by the idea of drawing and painting in this new medium.  

I begin my process by doing a photographic study of my subject.  From these images I do a line drawing with my stylus on my iPadPro.  After my initial drawing I develop a color palette to create the forms, highlights and shadows of the painting. I avoid available digital techniques that imitate other forms of art. This new medium allows me to adjust my tones and composition and finally merge the multiple layers of my work to create the finished painting.

Now, in addition to the work I have done abroad, I have painted a series of familiar faces and places in my home state of Vermont.

~Sam Neustadt

Zack's Place is a 501(c) (3) community enrichment center whose mission is to empower people of all ages with special needs to express themselves through literacy, art, music, dance, and athletics while developing bonds of friendship. The programs are provided at no cost to participants, their parents, or guardians. In pursuit of fellowship and creative outlets for their disabled son, ZP was founded by the parents of a special needs teenager 12 years ago. In subsequent years, event income and strong donor-based support facilitated the ongoing delivery and growth of the enrichment programs.

Zack's Place is thrilled to be a part of this event and grateful to Samuel Neustadt and ArtisTree for their support.