Paintings by Florence (Lornie) Rawls of Jaffrey are on display at the United Church of Christ in Keene, 23 Central Square, Keene, now through April 30, 2023. Lornie’s work features representational landscapes and still lifes in gouache, acrylic and oil. Her palette is vibrant and expressive.
The Church’s East Room Gallery, located on the first floor, is open Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm. Contact the artist at 617-908-6076 for an appointment to view her paintings on Wednesdays and Fridays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Enter the Church through the rear entrance off Vernon Street.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Lornie retired from a career in fundraising and communications and moved from Boston to the Monadnock Region in 2019 to be near one of her daughters. In November 2020, she began regular painting practice using her photos of landscapes, many with some unexpected element.
With a tradition of supporting the arts, the Monadnock Region offers many opportunities for artists to show their work. Friends at the UCC in Keene are giving Lornie that opportunity and a percentage of sales will benefit the Church.