Eco-minded art at Lockwood-Mathews

Some 20 new paintings by Connecticut artist Jan Dilenschneider will be featured in “Eco Visions,” which opens July 12 at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk.

Dilenschneider, who exhibits regularly in Paris, has recently shown at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Sill House Gallery in Old Lyme and at the Fairfield University Art Museum, formerly the Bellarmine Museum of Art, in Fairfield.

In comments shared by Lockwood-Mathews, Dilenschneider says, “I love to highlight the beauty of nature through my paintings of vegetation, clear waters and their beautiful colors. Through my paintings, I encourage the viewer to fall in love with nature all over again and consider ecology at all times.”

Dilenschneider received her training at Ohio State University, The National Academy of Design in New York, the North Shore Art League in Illinois and the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan.

A painter all her life, Dilenschneider only began selling her work in the spring of 2013.

“My everyday surroundings in Connecticut by the sea are a vast a resource of inspiration,” Dilenschneider says. “I am continually influenced by shore grasses bending in the breeze, blue skies reflected in the cool water and extraordinary trees silhouetted against green lawns.”

The exhibition, curated by Gail Ingis, will run through Oct. 5, with a reception set for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28.

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