Light Within the Darkness at the Romany Kramoris Gallery

Ocean Storm. Sheryl Budnik. 48 x 30. Oil on canvas.
Ocean Storm. Sheryl Budnik. 48 x 30. Oil on canvas.
Ocean Storm. Sheryl Budnik. 48 x 30. Oil on canvas.

Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor will present the artwork of Sheryl Budnik, September 3 through September 24, with a reception for the artist Saturday, September 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.,

“The term ‘Lumen Naturae — the Light Within the Darkness of Nature’ refers to the Middle Age idea (Paracelsus c.1493–1541) that knowledge springs from the Light of Nature,” says the artist. “This Light in Nature illuminates the consciousness and allows inspiration and intuition to rise from the human subconscious. This is the core of my study; this is what I want to capture with my paint. Not paintings defined as ‘seascape’ or ‘landscape’, but paintings so powerfully about nature that an open spirit responds with human emotion and an intuitive understanding of the immensity and power of Nature itself.”

“I stand quietly and listen, look and feel in all kinds of weather, day and night — then come back to the studio to paint,” she later continued. “Marks are made intuitively, paint hovers between abstraction and reality. My paintings have two levels — pure holy paint, and then a pull to the land or water without a second thought. A painting is successful if it reveals more than what is visible, and summons the essence of a place.”

The Romany Kramoris Gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m.t o 10 p.m. at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor. For more information, call (631) 725-2499 or vist