Bountiful, lush florals and intriguing abstracts pervade “The Colors of Julie Leff” art exhibition opening at Wilton Library on Friday, March 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Weston artist Julie Leff will be featuring her works in a one-woman show in which her powerful use of color will dazzle viewers and brighten the winter doldrums with a hint of the spring renewal to come. Ms. Leff’s oil paintings are unified by her use of bright color. “Color excites me,” Ms. Leff recently stated. “I love to create an interplay among colors and forms that is dynamic and balanced, challenging and pleasing to the eye. I specialize in floral and abstract oils because they allow me to explore my love of color. Each painting is the solution to a challenge of composing light, colors, negative and positive spaces, to create an intriguing and satisfying unity. I choose to paint with oils because of their vibrancy and the beautiful ways in which they can be blended.”
Ms. Leff, a graduate of Yale University, lived in New York, Los Angeles and London before settling in Weston in 1982 to raise her three daughters. She has studied art at Yale and the Silvermine Guild. She began painting professionally in 2001 and won her first art show, sponsored by the Weston Commission for the Arts, two years later. She has shown her work in numerous solo and group shows. Her artwork is held in private collections in the US, Europe and Asia and is exhibited at Yale University’s Child Study Center (www.julieleff.com).
The art reception is open to the public. The majority of the more than 60 pieces will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library’s art collection fund. The exhibition runs through April 3. Library hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 – 8, Fridays 10 – 6, Saturdays, 10 – 5 and Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m. The library will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 31. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. For information and directions, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213.