Julie Love Edmonds, a Stockbridge artist, currently has an exhibit at 510 Warren Street in Hudson, New York, that showcases her talent in both landscapes and portraiture. In the last year or so she has been doing her landscapes on three to six canvases, always with a vertical orientation. It’s  an approach I haven’t seen before and she pulls it off brilliantly.

 

I have know Julie for years and been a huge fan of her portraits. We both participate in an art group that meets monthly. Below is her picture of Linda Baker-cimini, who also belonged to the group until she moved out of the Berkshires. Julie not only captures her likeness but her expression and her stance.

Now I’m showing you her splendid portrait of Peter Bergman, director of communications and community relations at the Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead. The splendid woman in the picture is Babbie Horner.

510 Warren Street is a cooperative gallery in which the artists share the cost of running the facility. It is open from noon to 6 or Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 on Sundays. The current show ends June 30.

Another member of the gallery, Terry Wise of Stockbridge, was also exhibiting. She is another favorite artist of mine. We have a small piece of hers. Terry is fascinated by table tops and frequently choses them as a subject for her colorful work.