Artist J. R. Baldini

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Artist Statement
I paint predominately en plein air...
why would it matter and why would you care if a painting is created en plein air ?
During an intense focus session, the artist typically experiences a high vibrational energy,
very much like the state of meditation
The difference with a plein air painting, is that the atmospheric energy that permeates the canvas can be felt by the viewer.
The energy of the warm sun, the breeze, flower fragrance, bird song,
all continue energy movement when the piece becomes part of the environment you live in,
brushstrokes, shapes and colors experienced through your senses, inspired by nature.
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As a child J. R., spent lunch hours in Munson Williams Proctor Institute Museum, now part of Pratt Institute, when other children were on the playground. Always more at home in a solitary world that included books and art, and most fascinated by Thomas Cole (February 1, 1801 - February 11, 1848) was a nineteenth century American artist; is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century and was concerned with the realistic and detailed portrayal of nature.) Series of paintings called the "Voyage of Life" and spent countless hours immersed in the atmosphere that these tremendously large paintings created.
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At the age of 10, J.R.was attended Munson Williams Proctor School of Art spending evenings and Saturday mornings immersed in the artists world that held such fascination.
Years ago when meeting the Hollywood and Broadway actor and artist Zero Mostel on Monhegan island, Zero was invited to a painting critique. He asked what we did at these critiques (which, had accumulated quite a following). With a feined look of horror on his face he boomed," art is to be appreciated not criticized!"
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