Eline de Jonge is an award winning, internationally exhibiting artist in Europe and the United States. She lived in New York as a student, where her fascination and relationship with this city started. She was often caught up in the energy of the people and intrigued by the ever-changing neighborhoods. The effect of the bright and sunny days in any season of the year on the shadows and movement of the people and buildings adds more drama to that sensation. Her fascination resulted in a series of paintings depicting scenes such as Grand Central Terminal, street scenes with moving taxicabs, the ice skaters in the Wolman rink in Central Park and many Cityscapes, mixing architecture and people in a dynamic way. The focal point of her work is from height and distance, showing dramatic shadows and is created with oil or mixed media on large canvases.
She is one of the seven featured artists at the upcoming CCNS art show, June 7-10.
Founded in 1953, the Community Cooperative Nursery School (www.ccnsct.com) is one of a few cooperative preschools left in Connecticut where parents own and participate in the running of the school. The school’s curriculum focuses on learning through play, creativity and nature. Forty percent of the proceeds from the show go directly to CCNS and are tax deductible. Here is a list of featured artists: Andrea Bonfils, Helen Cantrell, Eline de Jonge, Lori Glavin, Claudia Mengel, Duvian Montoya, and Paul Balmer. Each week, prior to the opening of the CCNS Art Show, one piece of the featured artists’ work will be on display in the window at the Rowayton Library.