The Plein Air Painter of North Salem is Hayfields Featured Artist of the Month
Yep, the plein air painter you all got to know and love during your covid walks on the North Salem roadsides is still at it. Every brush stroke eloquently captures the rolling hills, open fields and reservoir that are at the heart of living in what she calls "God’s Country East."
While commissions have kept Chrissanth Greene-Gross off the beaten track much of this year, she's got a bunch of new work up at Hayfields Market as their featured artist of the month. Striving to complement the dynamic vibe of the beloved neighborhood hub, Chrissanth has been switching the work out each week to acquaint the community with her work across several genres, including still life, figure drawing, portrait and landscape.
She opened her residency with “You’ve Got to be Cracked,” a show of still life paintings and figure drawings, followed by two weeks of local landscapes and portraits currently on display. New work includes a panorama painted at the top of Hayfield-on-Keeler, Finch Farm, and the Sporn Preserve.
The Grand Finale will debut a ten foot experimental panorama called “Funday,” which is based on a view of Turkey Hill from the bottom of Mills Road. This funky and fun break away from traditional landscape painting was inspired by all the covid walkers she met at that location.
No matter what happens, there’s always something to be grateful for. “I’m grateful to live and work in beautiful North Salem. There could not be a better place to weather the pandemic. And people who rerouted their exercise routine to local roads have been rewarded by a new look at what we can all so easily take for granted.”
Chrissanth Greene-Gross Portraits and Landscapes on display at Hayfield’s Market through Monday August 2