new work from Briggs Whiteford's latest exhibition
is eternal delight," observed William Blake. This sense of
an enduring life force is immediately apparent in the work of Briggs
Whiteford. Her landscapes, some with figures, convey the spontaneity
of the moment in which she is both an observer and a participant.
She hopes to connect us to those moments of perception and feeling
that are both dynamic and meditative. For this reason, all Briggs's
work is done en plein air. "I believe I have to paint from
life -- to be in the experience, to be connected to the energy of
the moment." (continued below image)
Melon Fields in Les Milles, oil on canvas; 12" x 16"
her use of bold brush strokes and deep, vivid colors, light and
movement emanate from Briggs's canvases and emphasize her belief
in the vital harmony between man and nature. She has painted on
Block Island, coastal South Carolina, in the south of France, New
Zealand, and in West Guinea, Africa.
has been painting in water colors and oils for over twenty - five
years. She studied art at SUNY Purchase and has been an apprentice
to artists in New York City and France. Her work has been seen in
numerous galleries in the Northeast and in private collections.