Art at the Library

June’s Artist

Karen Fieldstad has been creating art for over 40 years, currently living in Topsfield and inspired by the landscape of New England. The style is abstract / impressionist with a focus on nature. “Art is a meditation for me, a kind of therapy, a journey to a still mind.”

The June Topsfield Library show will showcase a number of her abstract pieces and her new work in both  the new fluid/flow style and her ‘putty knife’ style.

Her  ‘putty knife’ work is somewhat abstract landscapes, created on large canvas, using a 3 inch yellow plastic putty knife and acrylic paint. She  does not use brushes or any other media applicator in this painting style. She has been pursuing this technique since 2015.

Her fluid/flow paint method that she started recently (end of 2018), is where she pours paint onto canvas and moves it around by either tilting the canvas or using a putty knife to spread the paint. She really enjoys the surprising results.

Exhibiting at the Topsfield Library

The meeting room at the library is available for monthly shows by local artists. Please review the library’s Exhibit Policy. Send a completed Exhibit Reservation Form and three samples of work (may be a website link or jpg/png images) to Laura Zalewski, lzalewski@topsfieldlibrary.org. 

Art Collection

The library owns several pieces of art including paintings and sculptures. Take the library’s art tour and be amazed by its collection.

The library is a corporate member of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Art Museum in Lincoln, MA. In addition to receiving passes to the Sculpture Park and Museum, the deCordova shares art work with the library. Every year in May, the library’s Art Committee selects new art work for the coming year.