Josee Nadeau artworks on display at SKY
January 18, 2013
Internationally acclaimed and Park City-based visual artist Josee Nadeau’s oil paintings are housed all around the world.
Her work is in collections owned by Frances Fisher, Pierce Brosnan, Clint Eastwood and other notables in New York City and Europe.
She has painted for the Royal Family of Serbia, and did a show with Ralph Lauren last October at his flagship stores in East and Southampton.
Last year, she was the featured artist at The Lifestyle Lounge during Film-Festival week and has had her works displayed in the New York Art Expo in 2010.
She also paints live in collaborative concerts with symphony orchestras.
During this year’s Film-Festival week, Nadeau has her paintings showing locally at the SKY (formerly known as the Sky Lodge), 201 Heber Ave.
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"I was actually told that the paintings will be up as long as I would like them to be," Nadeau said during an interview with The Park Record. "So far, there are seven on the walls, and we are going to eventually have 10."
SKY owners, Ken and Kitty Abdalla, bought one of Nadeau’s paintings during a fundraiser for the National Ability Center two years ago, and that got the ball rolling.
"Kitty first had a personal interest to acquire more of my art for her home, but hinted that she wanted some of my paintings for the SKY," Nadeau said. "They sent their designer, Linsey Humphrey, to my studio who came and picked out some of the paintings, but I think they had an idea of what she wanted."
"We’re thrilled to present the first phase of our new vision for SKY with interior design upgrades to the lobby by Alder and Tweed and our new food and beverage amenities, Table One and Tavern. Josee’s paintings beautifully complement these enhancements, and we hope her works will entice more people to come in to experience our new offerings and meet our new team," said Hilary Reiter, SKY director of marketing and public relations.
The works on display, all of which are for sale, include prints including the horse titled "Million Dollar Baby," of which Clint Eastwood has the original, and Nadeau’s original portrait of Ray Charles.
"Most of the paintings have a western feel, because (Kitty) wanted to bring a human element into the building," said Nadeau, who, for 10 years, had a studio in Giverny, France, on the grounds of impressionist painter Claude Monte’s home, where she trained under the Curator in Chief Gerald Van der Kemp.
Van der Kemp is best known as the Curator of Chateau Versailles and for saving the "Mona Lisa" from the Nazis during World War II.
In addition, there are some pieces also hanging up at Table One, the restaurant at SKY.
"I’ve never wanted to put my paintings in a public display before, because I never felt it was right, but I agreed to do the SKY because it’s like showing my work at a real gallery," Nadeau said. "It feels right because it’s like a museum. The paintings are displayed in a contemporary room and the walls are all concrete.
"And I’ve always wanted those walls, because it feels like a home," she said. "I think it’s great exposure. I could have easily put up a painting here and there in other places, but with the SKY exhibit, the viewer can get more of a whole story in the flow."
For more information about artist Josee Nadeau, visit http://www.josenadeau.com.