It was a warm reception for Alwyn Moss and her art exhibit at the Village Center in Warm Hearth Village, a Blacksburg retirement community where Alwyn is a resident.
My dear and longtime friend, writer poet, animal rights activist, environmentalist, and past Waldorf kindergarten teacher says this in her artist statement: I began painting when I began to see – the beauty of the world seemed like an invitation to experience it through art – especially color, gesture and movement. I never get tired of trying to capture what I feel as I look at trees, the ocean and mountains. I allow my imagination to guide me in how I express what I see and feel.
I tagged along and acted like the paparazzi as Alwyn walked with author/art critic and friend Suzi Gablik, sharing a little something about each painting or drawing.
The painting being admired above is one of Alwyn’s most recent works, titled Ocean II Meditation. It was purchased by the admirer. The painting that Alwyn is standing near in the first photo also sold. It’s called Cosmic Beginnings and was one of my show favorites. (Sorry about the unavoidable glare on the the art).
Alwyn’s displayed work ranges from 1964 to the recent. She has studied art in Rome, London, Virginia and New York, including at the Waldorf Institute.
Alwyn’s friend Starflower, who helped her put the show together (and is pictured here with me), said she’d like to see two more show’s of Alwyn’s work, one that would feature animals and another of Alwyn’s self-portraits.
I don’t think Alwyn has ever had her picture taken so much. “Now I know how the Queen feels,” she joked.