Nature's Silent Events

Artists Kathy Winstanley and Kristin Emerson showcase watercolors, photographs, and oil paintings

Kathy Winstanley Landscape
Kathy Winstanley Landscape
  • Kathy Winstanley Landscape
    Kathy Winstanley Landscape
    Kathy Winstanley Landscape
    Kathy Winstanley Landscape
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LENOX, Mass. – Calling attention to the silent drama of our natural environment, two artists – Kathryn Winstanley of Lenox and Kristin Emerson of Duxbury, Mass. – employ various techniques and media to expose hidden beauty.

From July 1 to July 31, the Lenox Library Association will host a free art show of work by Emerson and Winstanley in the Welles Gallery, titled “Nature’s Silent Events.” Watercolors, photography, and oil paintings will be on display to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winstanley explains that “Nature’s Silent Events” captures the moments that escape our notice in the bustle of everyday life. Both artists hail from Concord, Mass., and often reunite in Berkshire County with a shared appreciation for nature’s “quiet power.”

“I see beauty in the fact that only I bear witness to these moments, and may then go paint them,” says Winstanley, who often visits the banks of the Housatonic River in Lenox to draw inspiration. “For me, they are both solitary and magnificent.”

An artist’s reception will be held in the Welles Gallery on July 11th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Artists will be in attendance, and wine and cheese will be offered. Winstanley will also be present at the gallery on Sundays throughout the show to meet with the public and answer any questions about the work.

About Kathryn Winstanley
Kathy Winstanley works from the Orchard House Studio at her home in Lenox, Mass. Her favorite things to paint are water scenes, particularly at spots along the Housatonic River. She prefers watercolors because they are a light and fluid medium, and also works with oils and photography. See Kathy’s work and what inspires her at

About Kristin Emerson
Kristin (Anderson) Emerson comes from a line of noted photographers in Concord, Mass. After an initial career in Classics, she returned to run the family business, Anderson Photo. She went on to establish her own studio for executives, Boston Portrait Company. Currently, she balances time between the corporate business in Boston with the pursuit of fresh images of nature wherever she happens to be. She is convinced people, especially those in business, benefit from observing the patterns, design and cycles of nature.  For a glimpse of the two sides:,