“Remembrance – The Pink Chair Project”
This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I took the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talked to her as I painted and made sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed.
I had only one day to unpack from my mother’s funeral and repack for my planned trip to Maine to paint. Along with my clothes and art supplies, I took a heavy heart to a beautiful cove in Cushing, Maine. Solitude is good for both grieving and for making art. After getting settled and getting acquainted with the area and places I wanted to paint, I started painting. I did two paintings of the cottage I was staying in, several watercolors from the dock, and one of the gorgeous lupines. It was the perfect time to catch them at their peak!
To continue the story, go to “Painting Index Page” and follow the story along as you view each painting.
The Exhibit Venues
This exhibit is now done traveling and was installed in 14 locations:
Topsfield, MA Public Library
Scala Art Center, Georgetown, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Breast Cancer waiting rooms
Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt, New York
SUNY Geneseo Library, Geneseo New York
Hampton NH, Lane Library
Georgetown Peabody Library, MA
Marion Art Center, MA
Abbot Library Marblehead, MA
Provident Bank, Amesbury
Lark Rising Gallery
Exeter Hospital, NH
North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA