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ART! Flower Power at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, Newport

Photo: Garden Jean Marie Bucich oil/canvas 40” x 60” $6,800

A new exhibit is coming to and end in about 5 days at the Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design. FLOWER POWER exhibition closes May 19th at the 9A Bridge Street, Newport gallery.
Jessica Hagen at [email protected] or 401-835-7682

 FLOWER POWER, a much-loved annual exhibition focusing on flowers in art, is marking its seventh year. This group show features artist Jean Marie Bucich, whose large-scale floral paintings inspired the very first FLOWER POWER and have continued to awe collectors ever since.

In addition to Bucich, the show will also include gallery artists: Orlando Almanza, Diana Bardorf, Bill Chisholm, Judith Davis, Theresa Girard, Patricia Davis Ganek, Emily Randolph, Torin Richards, Tom Sarrantonio, Julie Smith, Jolie Stahl, Jeanne Tangney, Marty Wallace and Alice Zinnes.

Jessica Hagen is pleased to welcome three new artists who will also be participating in the exhibit: James Coe, Cynthia Katz, Carol Struve and Scott Zimmer. FLOWER POWER closes Sunday May 19, 2024.


Inspired by nature, I became interested in the architectural detail of flowers, their vibrant color and their moment in time. In my oil paintings, the petals and leaves play within the confines of the painting’s edges, allowing the viewer a peek into the serenity of the garden. These over-scaled floral portraits draw the viewer into the detail of each flower’s anatomy. Chiaroscuro is juxtaposed against the transparency of the flower, aglow with life. In my new collection of paintings, the flowers emerge as self-aware, persuading the viewer to take part in their role in time and in nature. They stand confidently, denying their own vulnerability. These flowers own a delicate strength…

With a full scholarship and a BFA 1991 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, I had the privilege of studying under the instruction of professors and artists such as Jack Whitten, Pat Colville, Barbara Rogers, Dore Ashton and Sue Gussow… including extensive study of Old Master painting techniques under the instruction of Gian Berto Vanni. I have enhanced my education by travelling through Italy and France with detailed notes from my studies of Renaissance Art, High Renaissance Art, and Baroque Art and Architecture with art historian and author, the late Professor Dale Harris.

Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design was founded in 2005 and features contemporary art including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, textiles, and jewelry. Located in the historic Point section of Newport, the gallery’s hours are Thursday through Saturday 11:00 – 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 5:00. Monday through Wednesday, the gallery is open by appointment.

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