This week we’re beginning a special series of Fine Art Fridays
that will focus on each of our gallery’s fine artists as they answer
five questions designed to help you get to know them a little better.
Since she has been with the gallery since it opened in 2011,
let’s start with JENNIFER HANSEN ROLLI:
1. What are you currently working on?
On my easel, but hanging by a thread because of it’s enormous size is a 36 x 48″ aerial view of 35+ beach cottages in West Wildwood. I have done several aerials of this sort but never this large. It’s been quite an undertaking keeping all the angles and shadows accurate but with so much subject matter, when complete, I think it will keep the viewer quite engaged. (Shown above)
2. Which piece of your work are you most proud of?
Mid-day at 30th (24 x 18″ – oil on canvas, held in private collection, Doylestown, PA)
The architectural details, especially the ceiling, were daunting. But this one played out with ease, once the ceiling was captured…and that always grows my affinity for a painting.The height of the station and lighting were the glamour to illuminate, the casting reflections further pulled the eye vertical. I was not able to imagine this as a finished painting until it was actually finished. Confining myself to a minimal palette is not always easy, but the contrasting lavenders and warmth pulled the painting together with the stark intensity that I had hoped.
3. If you could magically have, all to yourself, any piece of art that you’ve ever seen in person, what would it be? (Something that moved you, gave you goosebumps.)
Anything by Vuillard!
Check out Vuillard’s “Child Wearing a Red Scarf” in the National Gallery of Art
We have had a houseful, kids coming back from NYC with a cousin and boyfriend in tow (see next question because this truly is a silver lining)…but it has been different to get large blocks of time to work. I love the distraction of my children. Who can refuse long talks following a lunch or dinner you have prepared together?
5. What has been the silver lining?
Getting to know my adult children, nephew and my daughter’s boyfriend deeply. I probably know too much now, but this bond of going through this together, with a commitment to not let anything fester has taught us all about love, and commitment to relationship.
A highlight earlier on, when we thought things were only going to last several weeks, was convincing this pack of five young adults to dress as I told them to and then traipse out to the fields across Stoopville Road and picnic under the grand magnolia so I could compose a painting. I was pleasantly surprised I got zero resistance, except from my 16 year old, who unfortunately had a branch come down on her while the boys were climbing the tree.
Stop by when you’re in the area, or call or e-mail to set up an appointment for a private visit.
Your safety is our top priority and surfaces will be sanitized between visitors.
Visit our exhibition by Lahaska’s Joseph Barrett and Bucks County Folk Artist, H. “Mitch” Michener. Work by all of our gallery’s fine artists is featured in the front gallery, many more paintings and mosaics are available to view on the website.
NOTE: The Jim Rodgers Solo Exhibition will open this September.
Please call or e-mail us if there’s something of interest
and we’ll be happy to hold it for you until you can see it in person.
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The Silverman Gallery
4920 York Road, Route 202
Holicong, PA 18928
Five miles south of New Hope and just north of PA 413
in the Buckingham Green Shopping Center
(shows Doylestown on maps)
PO Box 1
Holicong, PA 18928
Wednesday thru Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
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