June & July Art: “Naturally”

June 2 through July 26
Sohier Room, Main Library
The Beverly Public Library is please to host an exhibit of vibrant acrylic paintings by Cambridge artist Ricardo Maldonado. Ricardo’s paintings are based on images of the natural world from various locations around the world and around his imagination.

Ricardo’s images of landscapes, forests and trees, lakes and flowers, are painted with generous use of bright colors and light. Most of the paintings make the viewer feel alive and happy, and create a strong feeling of “being there,” surrounded by exotic tropical plants, autumn colors, water or light.

In the last few years Ricardo has shown his paintings in local galleries, libraries, hospitals and universities. His last exhibit took place at the Massachusetts State House. He observes: “I enjoy painting and experimenting with color. My preferred subjects are related to nature and the outdoors, where the light and the colors change often with the seasons and the time of the day. Those changes, subtle or abrupt, are always a challenge to the artist. To me, painting is a search and a discipline. Painting has taught me to see things in a different way, observing every detail more carefully and more consciously, distinguishing colors and shapes, and ultimately appreciating more deeply what I see. “

“Naturally” is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when meetings or programs are not in progress. For information about art exhibits at the main library, please contact Ona Ridenour at ridenour@noblenet.org, or 978-921-6062, ext. 2135.

Photo credit: “Green Always / Verde siempre” by Ricardo Maldonado. Photo by and courtesy of the artist, used with permission.

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