Maud Taber-Thomas at Susan Calloway Fine Arts
A passionate scholar of classic literature, an avid classical musician, an eager European traveler, and an aficionado of past time periods, Maud Taber-Thomas interweaves all of these interests into her artwork. See her current exhibition at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery through January 7, 2017.
Trained in academic painting techniques, Maud's artistic process is strongly tied to the skills employed by artists from past generations, from the Renaissance Tenebrists, to the French Rococo painters, to the Pre-Raphaelites and the Impressionist portraitists. Working in miniature, on a larger than life scale, and every size in between, Maud endows all of her works with a sense of the fleeting nature of light, a celebration of color, and a sympathetic and tranquil sense of peace and thoughtfulness. Many of her works feature sensitive portraits that evoke the complex inner life of her subjects, hinting at stories that transcend the single moment depicted in a visual artwork. Maud's drawings and paintings exist within a peaceful conversation between the many art forms that she loves.
For her show at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Maud has created artworks inspired by such authors as William Shakespeare, Henry James, Stella Gibbons, Charlottte Bronte, Jane Austen, Vita Sackville-West, and Oscar Wilde. Her works particularly feature strong women from literature. A selection of miniature paintings on the backs of New York City Metrocards will also be available, which feature a range of portraits, landscapes and cityscapes, and still lifes.
Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.