March 31st – April 28th
Opening Reception Thursday, April 7th from 5 PM to 8 PM
“Close to Home” is an exhibit of paintings capturing my feelings and impressions of the beauty in nature here in New England. There is such a lovely glow of the early morning light on a mountain, the sparkle on the river or sunlight shining through the trees.
When not painting I love being outdoors; hiking, kayaking, skiing, mountain climbing, and gardening. My paintings reflect my deep connection to nature through color, light, and atmospheric perspective. I choose to paint in oils because it offers richness through applying the paint in different textures and thicknesses which adds depth and interest.
Maggie Hodges lives in Amherst, MA, and is a Plein Air artist. Her passion for the arts began as a young child in Philadelphia where was exposed to the arts by her mother who was a sculptor. In high school, Maggie studied drawing, printmaking, and calligraphy with Illustrator Barry Moser. She received her BFA degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from Syracuse University. She became a designer for Hasbro and Spalding Sports and then after having children, she designed and sold children’s clothing.
More recently she developed a passion for painting. She has taken numerous workshops and classes to help develop her knowledge and style. She travels to Plein Air events and is a member of the Amherst Plein Air Society. View prints by Maggie Hodges.
PLEASE NOTE: walk-ins are welcome for the gallery. Masks are appreciated indoors.