Telling stories with watercolors, Loring W. Coleman painted old farms and rugged vistas that evoked – and preserved in memory – the beauty and character of a changing New England.
That fading world of empty houses on country roads and sunsets over snow-covered forests comes alive in “Home,” a revelatory exhibit of 26 of Coleman’s large, expressive watercolors at the Concord Museum.
In his 2011 autobiography, Coleman wrote of the exhibit’s namesake painting, “’Home’ … the title speaks for itself for the painting represents the old farmhouses that still remain in New England and in my thoughts.”
Museum curator David Wood said all the paintings on display were selected from an anonymous gift in 2017 of 47 works to the museum.
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