The Hamptons landscape is unique and inspires all of us. Three artists have captured the Hamptons’ essence in their artwork. Romany Kramoris Gallery is pleased to present a group art show featuring Victoria Hartman, Lutha Leahy-Miller, and Lauren Matzen, now through June 15.
Meet the Artists:
Victoria Hartman is a Bronx-born artist living in Southampton, New York. During her student days in New York City, she majored in art at the High School of Music & Art (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School) and at The Cooper Union, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Victoria worked as a freelance book designer and has written several joke books for children. When not painting, Victoria loves to explore and get inspiration from the Eastern Long Island landscape and to recharge with the energy and visual offerings of New York City. She shared, “It’s always an honor to exhibit at the Kramoris Gallery. Often as not, I like to paint flowers. But sometimes my imagination roves free. The results can be rather odd. . . . Reminiscent of the Beatles song, fixing a hole.
Lutha Leahy-Miller captures the luminous energy of ocean waves, rendered in Japanese ink and brush on paper. A second generation Hamptons surfer, Lutha has lived and surfed the world over, and is the confluence of many inspirations. His Skull Series artworks are a meditation on death, a rumination upon our inevitable demise, a reminder of the preciousness of life, and of the infallibility of ever–constant change. Tibetan Buddhist philosophy regarding impermanence, is the key to the skull series.
Lauren Matzen has lived on the east end of Long Island since 1986 and is a multimedia artist. She has studied with Paton Miller and has shown in local galleries on the east end: Southampton Arts Center, Ashwaugh Hall. Also at the Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA, Nov 2019, and more recently at the Romany Kramoris Gallery. Lauren has maintained her full time Acupuncture Practice in Southampton since 1996. She shared, “I love to paint what inspires me most – Mother Nature – and all she reveals.”