Shelburne gallery hosts Vt. naturalist painter’s works

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“Bittern”, Sumi ink on Yupo by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne presents “Origins: Recent Paintings by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol,” Sept. 29 – Nov. 25 with an opening reception Sept. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Adelaide Murphy Tyrol is an accomplished artist whose paintings have been displayed in numerous shows, galleries and museums. She works primarily out of her studios in Plainfield and New York City.

This year she was one of two Vermont artists chosen to be part of the annual “Contemporary Voices from Vermont,” a 10-month-long exhibit at the University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum.

Tyrol’s work is primarily inspired by landscape and wildlife, but with a strong abstract element. She has traveled worldwide, observing nature and animal and insect life.

“My paintings explore ideas and intuitions I have about the confluence of the natural world and the human enterprise. Allegory, themes of human interaction with nature, the relationship between science and religion, birth and collapse are ideas that interest me as an artist,” Tyrol said.

A natural history illustrator, Tyrol’s works accompany occasional features in The Citizen under “The Outside Story” heading. Tyrol also is co-owner of Oliphant Studios – a scenic painting house in New York City that serves the photography and film industries.

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is located at 86 Falls Road in Shelburne.

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