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Kellyann Monaghan


Greenpoint Warehouse and Empire State Building

Greenpoint Warehouse and Empire State Building

Oil on Panel
13" x 25"
Framed
SOLD

Billboards, Streetlight and Court Square Building

Billboards, Streetlight and Court Square Building

Oil on Panel
15" x 19"
Framed

Greenpoint, Trade Tower and Sunset

Greenpoint, Trade Tower and Sunset

Oil on Panel
17" x 13"
Framed

Milton Street Water Tower

Milton Street Water Tower

Oil on Panel
17" x 13"
Framed

Water Tower and Skywriting

Water Tower and Skywriting

Oil on Panel
13" x 17"
Framed

Williamsburg Bridge, East River, Nocturne

Williamsburg Bridge, East River, Nocturne

Oil on Panel
15" x 12"
Framed

Newton Creek, Court Square and Billboard

Newton Creek, Court Square and Billboard

Oil on Panel
15" x 19"
Framed

Crane and Factory

Crane and Factory

Oil on Panel
13" x 13"
Framed
SOLD

Orange Sky and Satellite

Orange Sky and Satellite

Oil on Panel
13" x 13"
Framed

Rooftop and Golden Arches

Rooftop and Golden Arches

Oil on Canvas
30” x 38”
Unframed

Water Tower at Matchless, Greenpoint

Water Tower at Matchless, Greenpoint

Oil on Panel
9” x 11”
Framed

Street Light, Water Tower

Street Light, Water Tower

Oil on Panel
13" x 13"
Framed
SOLD

In Between, DUMBO Rooftop, Brooklyn Bridge

In Between, DUMBO Rooftop, Brooklyn Bridge

Oil on Canvas
32” x 36”
Unframed

Flushing Project Windows

Flushing Project Windows

Oil on Canvas
28” x 46”
Unframed

Hess, Water Tower, Church and Trade Tower Construction

Hess, Water Tower, Church and Trade Tower Construction

Oil on Canvas
32” x 42”
Unframed

George Washington Bridge at Hudson I

George Washington Bridge at Hudson I

Oil on Panel
12.25” x 25”
Framed

 

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“I use landscapes and urban landscapes as a journey and stage for the drama of light, air and movement. I attempt to see past the structured architecture into the otherworldly qualities of the landscape. I am intrigued by the way light plays on architecture, energizing and describing form. There is a mystery in the dynamics of light and atmosphere in contrast to the architectural structures.

There is emptiness and solitude in the spaces I paint; yet they have a quality of human presence through the atmosphere and illumination. In the recent years, I have been obsessed with the rooftops of cluttered Brooklyn and New York City spaces, where the architecture is piled and pushing upon each other. Currently the repeating forms of the satellite dishes and antennae that dominate many apartment rooftops are central to the visual rhythm in my paintings. Construction cranes and scaffolding also play a role in creating the rhythmic urban spaces. I have exaggerated and edited qualities from city life into dramatic compositions. The sky and the spaces between buildings are as significant as the buildings themselves. I am fascinated by the city’s night sky, which reflects the ever-present human interjection of light pollution.

During a recent stay in Southern France, Toulouse region I had access to the beautiful landscape, old and decaying buildings and by contrast, the modernized forms and structures of contemporary life. I painted primarily on site and in the open air. The small medieval villages and ancient farms inspired many paintings. In these works I depicted lush landscapes, claustrophobic village streets and dilapidated farms. There is a quirky relationship between the village tiled rooftops and the gritty ones of my Brooklyn spaces. Even in this beautiful and historic place there are television satellite dishes sprouting about.

My aim is to maintain an element of spontaneity and directness in the paint. A fluid and spontaneous quality in the every paint stroke is very important to me. I primarily work all prima and often plein air. I edit, emphasize and exaggerate structural forms from life observation. The process allows for idiosyncratic and unexpected painterly qualities to occur.”

 

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Tracy Helgeson


Bound By Shadows

Bound By Shadows

Oil on Wood Panel
24” x 30” x 2”

Divided

Divided

Oil on Wood Panel
9” x 18” x 1”

Surrounding Hills

Surrounding Hills

Oil on Wood Panel
18” x 18” x 1”
SOLD

Sweet Corn at Sundown

Sweet Corn at Sundown

Oil on Wood Panel
16” x 18” x 1”

The Big Pink (Barn)

The Big Pink (Barn)

Oil on Wood Panel
30” x 40” x 2”

Dark Barn with Sheep

Dark Barn with Sheep

Oil on Wood Panel
18” x 14” x 1”
$1,200

Sheep Study #838

Sheep Study #838

Oil on Wood Panel
5” x 7” x 1”
SOLD

Sheep Study #839

Sheep Study #839

Oil on Wood Panel
6” x 6” x 1”

Sheep Study #840

Sheep Study #840

Oil on Wood Panel
6” x 6” x 1”
SOLD

Barn Study #827

Barn Study #827

Oil on Wood Panel
6” x 6” x 1”

Red Dress

Red Dress

Oil on Wood Panel
48" x 36" x 2"

 

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Artist Tracy Helgeson paints the classic subject of America’s rural culture and agricultural community, capturing an era once forgotten, yet preserved at the same time. There is a modern, otherworldly take on her subjects and locations.

Tracy explains it best, “In creating a painting, my intent is to capture an evocative feeling and an essence of a landscape, structure or person that I feel a connection to. The images that I choose usually have a basis in reality, but I often alter composition, color and light to more accurately express my feelings about how and what I see.

I truly appreciate the process of painting; the texture of the surfaces that I prepare, the richness of the colors and glazes that I choose, the softness of a brush, the smell of the paint, medium and solvent and the excitement of creating an image.”