7'dome - Thacher Park
Gail Kort
“Beauty is before me, Beauty is behind me, Beauty is above me, below me and beside me.

This short form of a Navajo prayer has become a mantra for me as I contend with the wide angles of 180 degrees in all directions. In order to absorb all these wide angles, rather than the ‘correct’ Renaissance perspective and that of most cameras, I always paint on site.

While weather and transportation present their own challenges, painting outside is good – like dancing to live music! “

As a child of parents who met at the Art Student’s League in New York City, it was no surprise that in 1964, I should be an art major at Oberlin. We came to the Capital District in 1989. My sons are grown now. I live with my husband, David Hemmendinger and miniature poodle, Pogo.