Artist Statement

Sanford Parisky’s paintings reflect his interest in the play of light, color and shadows. Typical of his body of work are paintings featuring strong compositions in pastel, gouache, watercolor and acrylic mediums. "I'm continually challenged and inspired by the subject matter at hand, be it a landscape or seascape, a building or geometric shapes and textures in still life painting." Like many artists who enjoy plein air painting, he often works on paper out doors to capture the moment. Many of his sketches and studies were done while traveling in Italy, New Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Yucatan Peninsula.

Parisky began painting as a youth at the renowned Toledo Museum Art, in Ohio where he was born and raised. After completing graduate school in architecture and urban design, he practiced in that field in Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris, France; San Francisco, CA and New York City. He attended painting and drawing studios at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico with Pamona Hallenbeck, an established watercolorist; and studio workshops by Frank Federico and Leslie Lillian Levy, nationally recognized pastel painters. Residing in Hartford, CT and in the Southern Berkshires, Parisky paints regularly with a group of artists, "The Monday Colorist" and Kristine Sullivan, an established expressionist painter.

Sanford Parisky's work has been featured in solo exhibits in galleries in the Southern Berkshires at the Sandisfield (MA) Arts Center and the ETC Ellen Traut Collection and the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. His work has been exhibited at Hartford Hospital, Gallery 53 in Meriden and West Hartford Blue Back Square. He has exhibited at the West Hartford Art League's Members Juried Exhibition, the Connecticut Pastel Society's Members Show and the 15th Annual National Exhibition, "Renaissance in Pastel.” His paintings were also exhibited at the Simsbury Library and the East Granby Public Library, Holiday Invitational Exhibition, Farmington Valley Visitor Association’s City and Country Canvases, and Balcony Antique Design Center in Canton, CT.


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