There’s a new addition to the local arts scene and it’s called Gallery 103.
“Gallery 103 is a dedicated art gallery in Maplewood Village,” writes proprietor Geralyn Robinson, who operates Geralyn’s Art Studio in the same building at 103 Baker Street. Robinson said she created Gallery 103 with the goal of “showcasing local artists and craftsmen.”
Kristen Beveridge is the first artist to show at the Gallery 103. Her “Wanderlust” series of paintings will be on display for the month of February with an opening reception on Thursday, Feb 12, at the gallery from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wanderlust will be on view through March 7.
Beveridge’s bio explains that she “is a painter inspired by the beauty of vast, ethereal, and sometimes haunting, landscapes. Nature can be quiet and peaceful, or even ominous and violent. Through this medium, she explores the connection between nature and the soul – the constant push and pull of the human spirit between the darkness of fear and despair and the brilliance of hope and enlightenment.”
The majority of her paintings are done in encaustic, a process involving the layering and mixing of hot beeswax with pigment.
Beveridge has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon and a Masters in Design from the Harvard Design School. She resides in Maplewood with her husband and two sons.
“Her work is beautiful,” said Robinson.
Click on any image below to see a slideshow if images from Beveridge’s Wanderlust series: