Art at the Daily Planet : June / July 2012
Our current exhibits feature Kathy Hart in the Solarium, Michelle LeBoeuf in the Dining Room, and Jodi Whalen in the Bar.
Come by for dinner or a cocktail and enjoy!
The medium I have chosen and my methods for expression will change as my experience in the evolution of color and light change, ranging from pastels to watercolor and acrylics. I love art - the people involved in painting, the process, and the results. The love of color and beauty created in the heart of a human being is such a gift. If beauty isn’t all around us, I want to put it there to create a better world where beauty is found in every corner.
Michelle LeBoeuf has a degree in Interior Design and works in the Burlington area. Art is her passion and means of inner expression. Watercolor was her first love. She loves the challenge of this difficult medium and often combines it with pen and ink for a more defined end result. Her watercolors are created both from photographs and on site painting plein air. Only recently has she discovered pastels and is drawn to them for their ability to capture a scene quickly and expressively with their rich vibrant colors.
Jodi Whalen is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Burlington, Vermont. Born in Reading, PA in 1967, Whalen was raised by her grandparents, and lived in the small town of Gibraltar, PA throughout her childhood. In the late 1980’s she designed menus and signs for local restaurants, and worked as a sign maker for IKEA, when signs were still made by hand. She moved to Vermont in 1991, and attended Trinity College. She then worked for Catamount Brewing and Magic Hat Brewing in sales, marketing, and graphic design. In addition to painting abstract landscapes, Whalen is also the creator of Letter Box City, a comic strip chronicling the foibles of her life. She is the co-owner of August First Bakery and Stacks Sandwiches. Whalen paints out of her studio at 4 Howard St. in Burlington.