Painter Tina Duryea is bringing the East End of Long Island to Manhattan with a selection of her Landscapes from the East End at the Wix Lounge in New York City throughout the month of October.
Duryea says her “foundation is in realism, yet the influences of abstraction, expressionism and pop art play a strong role.” Her colors are often saturated, shapes are flattened, contrast is exaggerated and what is left out is as important as what is included, the artist explains, noting that her work is “fundamentally American, in that it reflects the inherent optimism that is one of our cornerstones.”
About home and belonging, the landscapes have been described as energetic, luxurious, strong and rich. Even as showing controlled chaos and deep wildness.
Her works, many of which picture Springs and East Hampton, feature local roads and waters, such as Gerard Drive, Accabonac Harbor and Max’s Weir. Duryea, who lives in Darien, Connecticut and visits friends in the Hamptons, uses dense, thick mark making and bold tones. Much of the work suggests movement—appropriate especially in the images of the rustic byways and back roads in Springs.
Duryea chose to give up a corporate career working at a major law firm in New York, Hong Kong and Washington DC, and decided to pursue art full time. She returned to school, resuming her studies, but on a new path, at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. In January of this year she was accepted into the Escapist Mentorship Program, which was founded by internationally recognized Texas artist John Ross Palmer, to help promising artists advance their careers.
She has shown in New York City, Connecticut, Virginia, Washington, DC and Wellington, Florida, and her paintings can be found in public and private collections in the United States, Asia, South America and Europe.
Wix Lounge is located at 235 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, in Manhattan. Landscapes from the East End will be open through the month of October. Visit tduryea.com to learn more.