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Gallery Reception – “Anatomy of a Pond” by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for an exhibition and celebration of artist Adelaide Murphy Tyrol’s exhibit, “Anatomy of a Pond,” on display at North Branch Nature Center from October through December. This show will be a combination of acrylic paintings and drawings, including larger fine art paintings, and small natural history armature illustrations.

Gallery Opens at 5:30 pm
Artist Remarks at 6 pm
Refreshments provided.

About the Artist

Adelaide Murphy Tyrol works out of her studios in Vermont and New York City.

Her professional life has always had a dual nature, both in function and in scale  Since 1980 she has worked as a large format commercial scenic painter in NYC for  editorial, advertising, film and fashion photography shoots.  These scenic backdrops are typically 12’ x 24’.  Concurrent with this work, she has maintained a quieter career as a natural history illustrator.  These drawings are typically 9” x 12”.

Adelaide’s personal work has been strongly influenced by these two careers ;  Years of backdrop painting has defined her method of painting.  She paints large and loosely with her canvas on the floor and her brushes taped to 3’ bamboo poles. There is much serendipity inherent in this process.  On the other hand, the natural history work is small and intimate and serves to provide her with the science aspect of her paintings.  It is exact and controlled with a requirement for correctness always at hand.

The common thread in her personal work is the natural environment,  it’s flora, its fauna and often the exploration of where the natural world and human actions intersect and collide.

The paintings also have a dual nature.  They are the product of science and sensibility, observation and memory, truth and wonder.  “I hope they impart a sense of the magic of our world- of what we look at everyday and what blinks back at us.”

Adelaide has a BA from the University of Vermont and an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston.  Her work is represented by Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne, VT, and Oliphant Studios in New York City.


October 3, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602