Art in the Dining Room: Fatima Young’s “Recalibration”
Bloedel’s “Art in the Dining Room” Series presents: Recalibration
Join us this Fall season as Bloedel’s dining room is beautifully transformed by Local Bainbridge Island Artist Fatima Young’s wonderful art work.
WHEN: October 3 through December 3, 2017
WHERE: The Bloedel Residence, dining room
COST: Included with admission
As a greeter at the Bloedel Reserve, I see the many faces of visitors and how nature here calms their hearts. “This special landscape seems to heal and brings peace from within. The frantic outside environment is left outside the gates.”
Greeting visitors has inspired me to paint this current series of works I call “Recalibration”. I hope to connect viewers through my process… leaving life outside the gate house, being here now, and painting on site.
As I paint these natural images, I try to capture the still moments such as when light catches a leaf or when the water in the pond lies as still as glass. I find that when I slow down, it opens the door to all my senses, which in turn, brings harmony to the canvas.
I invite the viewer to move into a new space and experience tranquility, reflection and healing through my serene landscapes. “It can be a brand new day when you can let yourself relax in such a peaceful setting and recalibrate.”
Fatima Young was born of Russian heritage in Europe. She received degrees from F.I.T. and C.W. Post University in New York. She calls Bainbridge Island home. In the tradition of certain Impressionists, Fatima uses the palette knife to capture the earth’s rich moods and adds bold color to bring out light and dark contrast. Her works are distinctively Russian impressionism with a twist of the sublime.