13 WalterGropiusMasterArtist Series Presents Tula Telfair Exhibition April 25 2015-July 19 2015 Public Presentation April 30 2015 at 7 p.m. Workshop titled Identifying a Personal Artistic Vision on May 1-3 2015 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. See workshop description at hmoa.orgeducationwalter-gropius-master-artist-workshops Painter Tula Telfair is shown in her studio surrounded by her artwork. Image courtesy of the artist. About the Artist Tula Telfair is a Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut. She lives and works in New York City and Lyme Connecticut. Born in Bronxville N.Y. in 1961 she grew up in Africa Asia and Europe before settling in the United States. She received her BFA as a W.W. Smith Foundation Fellow from Moore College of Art in 1984 and earned an MFA in 1986 as a Graduate Fellow from Syracuse University. She has work in public collections around the world and has shown extensively in one-person and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. She is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City and Los Angeles. About the Artists Work Tula Telfair paints monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion solitude with universality and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. An extension of the progression of landscape from the backdrops of the Renaissance through the travelogues of the 19th century and beyond Telfairs paintings are fully contemporary in their inspiration and execution. They demonstrate the spirit and potency of the genre adapted to a new century. Each painting calls attention to the power and fragility of the environment. Her work has been described as a meditation on the field itself fueled by memories of her experiences living on four continents. Telfair shares with us her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world. More than a single moment in time each scene is a continuum that develops a narrative of past present and future indicative of nature itself.