Stop by the State Theatre to view Roxanne Naydan’s Exhibition. Her paintings will be on display November through December.
My paintings typically begin in the form of color notations that evoke the spirit, atmosphere, and light effects I perceive. These notes inform and serve as a basis for my finished pieces. Whether painting a still life, a portrait or a landscape, I explore the innate poetic potential in the subject and attempt to express its essence.
Seeing and painting honestly and accurately is as important as revealing the inherent secrets and narratives that seize my imagination. While chronicling the visual, these interpretations also mirror my inner life and chart the flow of time.
Roxanne Naydan has an Masters in Fine Arts in painting from William Paterson University with a minor in printmaking. Roxanne has exhibited her works in group and juried shows in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Locally, she has participated in juried shows, displayed paintings at the Pennsylvania State University Downtown Theatre Center, the Bellefonte Art Museum, the Frazer Street Gallery and the Green Drake Gallery. Roxanne has been a member of the Art Alliance of Central PA and of the Central PA Pastel Society since its inception. In the area of graphic design, she has illustrated the book of poetry Selected Poetry of Lina Kostenko: Wanderings of the Heart (Garland Publishers, 1990).
Her landscape paintings of skies, waters, roads, forests, and fields are part of an ongoing exploration where images, memories and emotions central to the artist are revealed. They reflect her reverence for nature’s treasures, chronicle the flow of her life and mirror a quiet space within.