Featured Artist Aleta Gudelski

Artist Aleta Gudelski finds inspiration and balance in nature. Her landscapes evoke a timeless sense of peace and reflection. Visit her website to learn more.

 

“High Noon, Remembering Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 24” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“High Noon, Remembering Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 24”

 

I have always loved to create. As a kid I loved making all sorts of crafts as well as drawing and painting. I grew up in the woods of New England. I remember climbing trees and scrambling over stone walls and learning about my world. Because of this I am equally passionate about nature and landscapes.

 

“Yellow Tag” Oil, 14” x 18” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Yellow Tag” Oil, 14” x 18”

 

Much of my adult life has been spent raising chickens, goats, sheep, vegetables, a wonderful family and teaching. In the beginning, I frequently had to put my studio time on hold while tending the responsibilities of family and work. Life, however, needs to have balance.

 

“Spring Snow, Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 24” x 20” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Spring Snow, Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 24” x 20”

 

In between raising four talented and energetic girls, I managed to find time to complete a BS in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University, a MALS in Painting from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut and a post baccalaureate degree in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

 

“Interior Landscape” Oil, 24” x 36” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Interior Landscape” Oil, 24” x 36”

 

I am now retired from teaching. My loving children have grown and I have found my sacred space in the studio. The breaks in art production over the course of decades has provided space for nurturing the seeds of creative inspiration to paint both interior and exterior spaces where the viewer can find rest, repose and quiet reflection from a busy and sometime chaotic, confused world.

 

“Walk Through Badlands, South Dakota” Oil, 40” x 30” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Walk Through Badlands, South Dakota” Oil, 40” x 30”

 

I try to infuse my paintings with the passion and love I feel towards nature and creation. I do this through dynamic composition, juxtaposition of bold brush and palette knife work, textural passages and notes of unexpected color.

 

“Seeking Repose, Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 24” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Seeking Repose, Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 24”

 

This draws the viewer from an energized foreground to a quieter, more representational focal point.

 

“The Natural Bridge, Virginia” Oil, 24” x 30” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Natural Bridge, Virginia” Oil, 24” x 30”

 

I am more comfortable speaking in the visual language of art, color, texture, value, line, shape and design rather than in articulating words.

 

“Her Majesty, Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 24” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Her Majesty, Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 24”

 

My paintings speak about changing times, about nobility of farm life and about nature’s beauty and hope.

 

“Approaching Storm” Oil, 24” x 18” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Approaching Storm” Oil, 24” x 18”

 

I know that I cannot change our world, but I can create quiet reflective centers through my work where viewers may find peace and reflect on our environment.

 

“Revisited, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 20” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Revisited, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 20”

 

Perhaps then we can learn to practice stewardship rather than ownership.

 

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