The MWV Arts Association’s Main Street Art Gallery is highlighting the watercolor paintings of Rosemary Gerbutavich with a reception on Saturday, December 9th from 12 to 4pm.
Gerbutavich has been a lifelong lover of visual arts and since her retirement, she has been able to pursue her passion for watercolors. She is best known for her signature style of extending her images from the paper to the matting. Her work is constructed by constant layering and adding various elements while building up texture and color. Her colorful patterns and exuberant images give the impression of simplicity and conveys a sense of mood that tells their own stories.
Her approach has been described as “bright, bold colors with a whimsical expression which reflects her personality in both life and art. She explains “ inspiration for me can pop up at any time or any place. I am not confined to one subject matter and have a preference for various themes. My work is both a challenge and a passion and my search is for images to express their moods where words fail.”
Gerbutavich’s work has been exhibited at Main Street Art Gallery, the MET Coffeehouse, Snowvillage Inn, Gallery 302, The Oxford House and the Pope Memorial Library. She also painted several murals in the children’s room of the Pope Library.
The public is welcome to meet the artist and enjoy the fine arts gallery. Refreshments will be served. Main Street Art Gallery is located next to Sawyer River Trading Company, behind the MET Coffeehouse, 16 Norcross Circle, North Conway Village. For more information, call 603-356-2787.