“My goal as an artist is to find those times and places where beauty is not only evident but startling and suddenly present.”
Aline Ordman is influenced and inspired by the New Hampshire and Vermont environment in which she lives. Her paintings not only reflect the area landscapes, but are also inspired by the particular qualities of light and color. Her landscapes, figures and still lifes use these qualities to illuminate the human and natural worlds, to capture the beauty that radiates from a particular passing moment. A flicker of light on a shoulder, a splash of sun on a summer hat, flakes of light in a stand of maples, a shower of late afternoon sun on a hillside- these are the moments that attract her.
Aline Ordman received her BFA at Cornell University, and continued her training at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, earning a degree in Illustration. She developed an early love affair with pastels, influenced by Degas, Marie Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, as well as, by the American Impressionists John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase.
Aline has extensive background in teaching. She has more than twenty years of collective experience teaching figure drawing and pastel figures and landscapes, at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Lebanon College in Lebanon, NH, Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD and at the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH and AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH.
Her work has been accepted at many national and regional juried exhibits, including solo exhibitions at Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD (1998) and Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (2005). Aline received national distinction of being awarded Signature Membership status in the Pastel Society of America, and was honored with The Great American Artworks Award at the 33rd Annual juried exhibition of the Pastel Society of America in New York City in 2005. That same year she was accepted in the juried show of the Hudson Valley Art Association and received Honorable Mention Award in Pastels.
Her work has been featured in several magazines and on several book covers and hangs in collections throughout The United States and Europe.
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