Susan Kaemmerlen exhibited at the Vail Library |

Susan Kaemmerlen exhibited at the Vail Library

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Special to the DailyThe Vail Public Library will host "Impressions," a solo art show featuring the latest works of Susan Kaemmerlen until Sunday.

VAIL – “Impressions,” a solo art show featuring the latest works of Susan Kaemmerlen, runs at the Vail Library until Sunday.

Kaemmerlen’s work includes acrylics, watercolors and photographs inspired by her visits to Vail, Key West, and Europe. Her acrylic paintings and photographs convey her passion for the mountains and forests surrounding Vail, and the resulting work is as much a product of her feelings as precise representation. Viewers will recognize vistas from the Eagle’s Nest and Holy Cross wildernesses along with local favorites such as Gore Creek and Ptarmigan Loop. Kaemmerlen does not place people in her paintings so that collectors can put themselves in the landscape. These paintings are both realistic and impressionistic in their use of light and color.

Watercolors include subjects from key West and Europe. Kaemmerlen uses draftsmanship to record classic Old Town Key West conch houses thereby capturing a time and place rapidly being lost to gentrification. Her Spanish and other European watercolors equally display a less hectic existence, peaceful places where the viewer would like to pause and rest.

When not in Vail, Kaemmerlen resides in Westport, Conn., and Key West, where she is a member of several art associations.Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information, call the library at 479-2184 or the artist at 203-895-9507.

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