“Everything I look at, everywhere, every minute can be a picture to paint. Interiors, exteriors, landscapes, up, down, around…people, scenes, structures…” says Sagaponack-based artist Roxanne Panero. Starting with this “wide-net” as she calls it, she then narrows down the choice, making decisions about what she wants to paint and exploring her subject from every angle. To usher in the first full month of spring, Panero has selected scenes of nature for our April exhibit.
While she employs a broad perspective to determine her subject, the artist adopts a very limited approach to her palette, using only about six colors to paint any size or subject. When she first began concentrating on painting, she surrounded herself with hundreds of tubes of paint colors. Today, Panero explains, “I love the process of mixing exactly the color I need from this economy of colors. It’s very rewarding to create a wide spectrum of colors and values from a minimalist palette. I love how this helps with harmony and capturing light as it looked on that day in nature.”
Ms. Panero has spent most of her life teaching art and working in the commercial graphic design field. After 14 years with the advertising and marketing firm R.L. Silver Associates, where she was Vice President and Creative Director, she founded her own design firm, Panero Design, Inc., which enables her to make fine art drawing and painting her first priority.
More of the artist’s work can be seen at www.rpanero.com.
Quogue Library Art Committee members Liz Hartman and Missy Lynch are the chairs of this exhibition, which will be on view from April 1 through April 30, 2017.