Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Jill Mackie's Studio Is Cool

Last Wednesday I flew home from a two week road trip that included Tampa, Washington D.C. and my mom's home in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. The last day of my trip I took advantage of an opportunity to visit the home and studios of artists Frank Holmes and Jill Mackie in Narrowsburg, New York. Narrowsburg is a small town less than 500 in population on the edge of the Delaware River just northeast of Scranton, PA.

The home is exactly what you might expect find when two world-class painters take up residence somewhere. The house is large, lovely and ideally suited for painters. The main floor consists of an entryway with a wide foyer/hallway that goes to the rear of the dwelling, symmetrically dividing the space here into three sections. To the right you will find the studio of Frank Holmes, 1973 winner of the Prix de Rome. To the left you will see the studio of Jill Mackie, who has had work displayed in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. When the sun shines, both studio spaces have an abundance of light from their expanse of windows.

Like myself, Jill Mackie is fascinated with faces. Here's a link to our interview last fall, and here are a few snapshots I grabbed while visiting last week.

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