Hither – Julia Purinton


Hither, Oil on Canvas, 13 x 13

An elegant swan on the placid surface of a pool of water, swimming smoothly toward the viewer, green trees reflected in the water. one of a pair.

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Artist Bio:

Julia Purinton spent her childhood in Virginia and Pennsylvania, graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Fine Arts, pursued a course of study at the School of Fine Arts in New York City, and now divides her time between Baltimore, MD and Vermont's Mad River Valley. Frequently exhibiting in support of environmental causes throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, Purinton has been featured at Essex County Greenbelt’s Art in the Barn, The Trustees of Reservations’ Crane Estate Art Show and the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD.

Gallery exhibitions include Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA (2018, 2019, 2020) Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA (2018, 2020,) Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury VT (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2020,) Glen Echo Center for the Arts (2018,) The BCA Metro Gallery (2017,) the Essex Art Center in Lawrence (2012 & 2017,) The Bundy Modern in Waitsfield, VT (2015,) Arts Connect @ Catamount Arts in St.Johnsbury, VT (2015-16,) The Art of Healing @ Southern Vermont Arts Center (2016,) Newburyport's Firehouse Center for the Arts (2006 & 2012,) The BAAK Gallery, Cambridge (2006 & 2011,) Tenacre Gallery, Wellesley (2012,) Galatea Fine Arts, Boston (2012,) New England Biolabs, Ipswich (2013,) Time & Tide Gallery, Rowley (2013,) and the Festival Gallery, Waitsfield, VT (2013, 2017)

Purinton's paintings have been selected for exhibition at the Vermont State House, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State House, the University of Vermont Hospital (Burlington, VT,) Green Mountain Cultural Center (Waitsfield, VT,) North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (Plattsburgh, NY,) Metropolitan Life ( Montpelier, VT,) Burlington Center for the Arts (Burlington, VT,) and Glen Echo Park (Washington, DC.) Gallery representation includes Edgewater Gallery (Middlebury, VT,) Paula Estey Gallery (Newburyport, MA,) & Art3 Gallery (Manchester, NH.)

Her decorative painting company, Medusa Studio, provides custom murals for commercial and private interiors across the country, twice winning Best of Boston Awards for murals and decorative paint finishes.