She Creates Colorful Impressionist Paintings
By Renée Phillips
September McGee is an American Impressionist and one of the exhibiting artists in The Healing Power of ART juried online exhibition. She is the recipient of the Manhattan Arts International Featured Artist Program Award.
The artist, who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, is versatile in many mediums. Her light-filled, dramatic paintings convey an uplifting energy that compels the viewer to experience special moments in time.
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She Captures Moods With Spirited Brushstrokes
In McGee’s paintings the personality and essence of her subjects are captured in a beautiful symphony of light and shadow. She animates her compositions with spirited brushstrokes articulated with her signature linear gestures. Her diverse palette enhances her range of drama and expression.
The artist transports viewers to exotic cafes, robust New York City streets, and other cultural locales. We are invited into worlds inhabited by dancers, musicians, museum visitors and everyday people, often at their peak of exuberance or reflection.
Awards and Recognition
McGee is the winner of many national juried exhibition awards and honors, and has an extensive resume of prestigious juried exhibitions, including Northwest Pastel Society 29th International Annual Juried Exhibition 2015.
Her works have been published in national magazines and on the cover of the The Blast, published by the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
Her paintings are in numerous private and public collections worldwide. They have been exhibited in many galleries including Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, AZ, Greenberg Fine Art Gallery, NM, and Cooley Gallery, in Leesburg, VA, among others.
Maestro Wins Award
McGee’s painting “Maestro” was selected for The Healing Power of ART juried online exhibition. When she submitted her entries she wrote, “I am a crusader for non-violence and the healing arts. Total exhaustion, swollen stiff joints from rheumatoid arthritis and the flu kept me bedridden throughout the holidays. I crawled to the easel daily. I had to paint his passion. The painting progressed. My symphony of strokes healed and empowered me!”
She Translates Life to Art
She has expressed that she is passionate about art as a vehicle for healing and sharing life and love. Through her art viewers can experience a heightened sense of joy and joie de vivre.
As the artist states, “Over the years it has become easier to allow the viewer to peer into the lens of my soul by virtue of my works. I love meeting people wherever I go and I am drawn to their indomitable spirits, thus, my penchant for figurative works. It is an honor to borrow these intransigent energies as I translate life to art with an impressionistic élan. This energy is a gift that comes through me for which I am forever grateful. Each painting is my gift back.”
Her Contributions to Art and Art Education
September McGee has also successfully created unique art programs for children and adults at all levels and has been a guest speaker, art lecturer, and exhibition juror.
The artist is a member of the prestigious Allied Artists of America and The Salmagundi Club, the Pastel Society of America, and several other distinguished societies.
She also creates commissioned pieces.
Visit September McGee’s website: www.septembermcgee.com