Artist Imogene Drummond makes other places part of her art practice. In her fascinating and inspiring presentation Terra Incognita, she shares her experiences of traveling and living in exotic places and making use of the surrounding materials. The viewer is able to gain insight into how those landscapes and experiences shape her art.
Thomas Huber, Painter
Cold Spring, New York
Terra Incognita connects my early years creating work during international painting expeditions—to my current art created in New York’s Hudson River Valley. In the past decade, I’ve begun pushing the boundaries of my art into a new media: film. In Terra Incognita, I retrace my painting expeditions to beautiful and spiritual places around the world, explore the influence of nature’s muse on my work, and share my response in painting and film.
From the juxtaposition of photographs of beautiful places and my resultant paintings, viewers can glimpse the creative process at work—and connect the dots between my inspiration, experience, and creativity. This presentation concludes with a five-minute art video filmed during a recent painting expedition in Costa Rica.
Raised on the shores of the Mediterranean in North Africa, I paint and film with the colors of light, versus pigment. My childhood environment imprinted me with an awareness of and appreciation for the fusion of opposites, such as sunlight and shadow; prehistoric, colonial, and modern architecture next to shanty towns; and organic wave patterns in sea and sand dunes.
Curious to discover the influence of disparate environments on my work, I embarked on painting expeditions to diverse natural and spiritual places around the world. These included the Galapagos Islands; Uluru in Australia; Ellora and Ajanta in India; Anatolia in Turkey; Borobudur in Java; Delphi and Knossos in Greece; and Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Due to my expeditions and subsequent art exhibitions, I was selected to become a member of the esteemed Society of Woman Geographers. Recent expeditions were to the West Indies and Costa Rica.
I’ve presented my presentations and films, led workshops and focus groups, and participated in panel discussions and readings across the country including at children’s museums, schools, libraries, and film festivals. These venues include at The Explorers Club, NYC; The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; the NAEA (National Art Educators Association) national convention, Fort Worth, TX; the Children’s Museum of Art, Richmond, VA; the Santa Monica Library, Santa Monica, CA; the Jacob Burns Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville, NY; the Birch Wathen Lenox School, NYC; The Chapin School, NYC; Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY; LA Convention Center, Anaheim, CA; The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY; Renaissance Kids, Poughkeepsie, NY; the Downing Film Center, Newburgh, NY; the Field Library, Peekskill, NY; the Desmond Fish Library, Garrison, NY; Merritt Bookstore, Cold Spring, NY; the ArtFull Living Designer Show House, Cold Spring, NY; and MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), Baltimore, MD, among others
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Aerial View of Bora Bora, Tahiti
Beginning of 3-D Paintings in Bora Bora
Hawaiian Volcanic Landscape
Three Graces, 5.5 x 7.5 feet
Painting the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico. Note the influence of the name
“Sandia”—which means watermelon in Spanish—on my painting below.
Cordillera Fandango, 23 x 30 inches
Tropical Flora Through a Window in the West Indies
Caribe Radiance, 20 x 15 inches
The Hudson River and Constitution Marsh, Garrison, New York
The Great Round, 23 x 30 inches
Reflections in Water, Garrison, New York
Splish, 20 x 15 inches
Vines and Shadows, West Indies
Between the Lines, 30 x 23 inches
Costa Rican Beach After Storm
After the Storm, 23 x 30 inches
Still of Animation in Divine Sparks Film
Divine Sparks Film at the San Diego Children’s International Film Festival,
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA—complete with a twinkle-lit ceiling!
Title Still from Between Silence & the Sea Art Video