Paintings by San Lyman will be on display at the Maser Gallery at Falmouth Community Television from August 3 through August 28, 2014. The public is invited to the Opening Reception, Sunday, August 3, from 3:00 to 5:00PM.
San Lyman grew up in New York City. There, she studied for years with Margery Ryerson in Margery’s Carnegie Hall studios. (Ms. Ryerson was editor of Robert Henri’s acclaimed book, “The Art Spirit” and, among other accomplishments, was a founder of the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown.) San graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1953, San moved to Cape Cod. She helped Edie Bruce in stripping and painting the floors of the original Falmouth Artists Guild. She now exhibits at the new Falmouth Artist Guild as well as at Cape Gallery Framer, Cape Cod Art Association as an elected Artist Member, the Lyme Academy, the Lyme Art Association, and the Essex Art Association in Connecticut.
“You have to make choices every minute. It’s that way in life. It’s that way in painting too,” says San. “Sometimes I paint in oil on masonite - usually scenes of people doing things: people in bars, at restaurants, connecting with each other. Sometimes I paint about wonderful trips I’ve taken. Sometimes it’s familiar local scenery that calls me. And sometimes it’s wild, wild color and mood. Lately I have been enjoying painting large canvases. I’m drawn to diagonal lines leading to the distance, to spots of light, to activity. My large canvases are always about light and almost exclusively landscapes or seascapes. But I’ve also been intrigued with portraiture recently.”
Among San’s many and varied accomplishments over the years are four first place awards for best oil from Cape Cod Art Association, and two first place awards for best figurative work from Falmouth Artists Guild. One of her paintings was used for a book jacket, and she was a featured artist in Cape Cod Life Magazine, 2007. In addition to this current show at Maser Gallery, she has had a one-woman show at Cape Gallery Framer, two individual shows at Bellezza Gallery, and participated in a group show at Cataumet Art Center as well as in yearly summer group shows in Niantic, Connecticut.
San’s work can be found gracing the walls of Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod, Falmouth Artists Guild, Penikese Island School, Cape Cod Center for Women, Falmouth Hospital and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.
Maser Gallery Exhibit Hours: Sunday & Monday, 2-10 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 -10 p.m., Friday 10-6 p.m.
Coming in September 2014: Artwork by Bobbi Bailin