“Nature is in a constant state of evolution. Every moment is one of move-ments and becoming. This intensifies my fascination for painting landscapes, often doing the same site with differing perspectives in its change of season, movement, light and color. Impressionism was born out of this astute observation of movement. The short broken strokes with their myriad of colors in nature. Although movement is a vital ingredient of my technique, my primary focus is always light. Light is THE vehicle by which all images are conveyed or created. How wonderful it is to be an observer and interpreter of the beauty nature has to offer.”
Ernee Way describes herself as a contemporary impressionist and abstract expressionist whose love of light and movement are at the heart of her work. A native of Savannah, Georgia, she feels completely in tune with the coastal beauty of New England. Marshes, dunes and inland rivers are frequently the subjects of her paintings. A painter with over 45 years of art experience, Ernee began art training at the age of nine in private instruction. She studied art at the University of Georgia, Montserrat School of Visual Art and enjoyed six years of training with Copley Master Robert Scott Jackson. Ernee’s paintings have been shown at the American Impressionist National Exhibitions; the National Oil and Acrylic Painters of AmericaNational Exhibits; the Regional Oil Painters of America Exhibit; the North Shore Art Association Exhibits; the Newburyport Art Association Exhibits; the Salmagundi Club; the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club; the Hudson Valley Art Association; in Boston through the Copley Society; and throughout the North Shore in one artist shows and in exhibitions winning many awards for her. Her paintings are in many private collections throughout the United States and among the permanent collection of the Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA.
NorthShore Art Association; Juried Associate Oil Painters of America; Society of Master Impressionists; National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society; Associate Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club