Brewster artists Jackie deRuyter and Kate Nelson present their most recent abstract paintings and sculptures in a colorful, bright, and uplifting exhibition. deRuyter’s sculptures are created by using an innovative process that transforms flat painted fabric into dynamic three-dimensional forms. Painter Kate Nelson pours her feelings about nature and the outdoor life into energetic abstractions as she fuses the outer world with her inner landscape and spirit. With the artwork displayed side by side, the exhibition explores the intuitive roots of each artists’ vision and highlights the distinctions and similarities of their deeply personal artistic expressions.
Jackie deRuyter: Self-taught artist Jackie deRuyter developed an innovative technique to create sculptures from a process of experimentation and the belief that beauty can be found in discarded materials. Prior to pursuing her passion for art, she earned a PhD in cell biology from the University of Massachusetts. She continues to be fascinated and inspired by science and nature. She honed her creative skills and unique process during workshops with encaustic artist Kathryn Bevier, fiber artist Gail Barker and metal sculptor Lanny Berger. deRuyter lives in Brewster, MA with my husband and three children. She is represented by Miller White Fine Arts in South Dennis, MA.
Kate Nelson: Lyrical abstract painter Kate Nelson has studied at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she was influenced by Chuck Close, Keith Hollingworth, and John Grillo, as well as at Massachusetts College of Art and Haystack Mountain School on Deer Isle, Maine. She has worked in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Her work is in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, the Cahoon Museum in Cotuit, MA and in numerous corporate and private collections, including Sony and Pfizer USA, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Cape Cod Healthcare. Nelson is an avid gardener and meditator and works out of her barn-studio in Brewster, Massachusetts. She is represented by Left Bank Gallery in Orleans, MA.