A look into the experiences of artists living, working and exhibiting in the Horlock Art Gallery & History Museum.

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Lisa Nelson

Based in Ayer, Massachusetts, Lisa Nelson has a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and is an exhibiting artist, who has participated in art shows all over the United States, as well as in Mexico and Europe. Currently, she is working on a series of paintings highlighting the beautiful and unique wildlife that can be found throughout the United States. Her work can currently be seen at an outdoor art installation at the Hapgood Wright Town Forest in Concord, MA; at Gallery Twist in Lexington, MA; and at the historic Horlock House in Navasota, TX.  To learn more about Lisa view her art here: PainterLisa.com

Artist Statement

I love maps. I have always been inexplicably drawn to them. I love what they say about a place, its history, and how it fits into our worldview. I love how they unlock the secrets to navigating our way through our world as well as finding our place within it. To understand the map of a thing is to understand that thing. My work explores this through the creation of each map while also considering what makes each uniquely beautiful. There is so much in our world that is fleeting and my work strives to capture what I can before it fades from our view. I do this by meticulously studying each subject and drawing and redrawing it until I find what is distinctive about it. I look for how the map can be abstracted until one is lost in the details of it and it no longer resembles a chart but more a feeling of a place. Once I find what I want my painting to focus on, I transform it into bright paint pigments transmuted by water with brushes until it becomes something uniquely mine.  

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Saskia Becker

Saskia Becker is a visual artist from Fort Collins, Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University with a B.F.A. in painting and drawing. Saskia’s work is well known throughout Northern Colorado, but she has also shown her work nationally and internationally, in Hobart, Australia, Dallas, Texas, and Portland, Oregon. From August 2020-September 2021 she was the Resident Artist at Half Crown Creative in Fort Collins. When she is not painting, she is climbing 14ers, running, biking, rock climbing or skiing.  To learn more about Saskia view her art here: www.saskiabecker.com

Artist Statement

Saskia’s current work explores the subconscious mind through the vehicle of dreams. Translated into paint, the work explores the language and visual landscapes of dreams. She is primarily an oil painter, but frequently employs sculpture and photography as aides. The end result aims to find a deeper understanding of, or perhaps get lost in, the dreamer’s psyche. 

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Updated Hours

The Horlock House, our current home and gallery, has updated hours. We are now open Thursday-Sunday from 12 pm-5 pm; please come by and see us! We are working hard to build our gallery and create an artistic experience fun for the whole family!