About Lone Thygesen Blecher
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lone has lived most of her adult life in New York City and later in Carmel, NY. She currently resides with her husband in Peekskill, NY, a haven for artists.
While Lone has always painted, drawn and sculpted, after a career as a teacher and translator of Scandinavian languages she spent the past decade focusing primarily on painting. Her work is informed by the physicality of the natural world, but she also strives to connect the dots between private internal storms and external forms that suggest force and energy: "It gives me clarity and joy to translate the unseen and tumultuous into a language of form and color. I feel I have succeeded with a painting when it seems to bring to life some of those unexplainable drives and turn them into movement and possibility.”
Ceramic arts have also been important to Lone--creating three-dimensional forms that merge functionality with aesthetic values.
Lone received training in the arts at Hunter College, Herbert H. Lehman College, the Art Students League, the New School of Social Research and the National Academy School of Arts in New York City. Since moving to the Hudson Valley, she has studied with master painter Alexander Shundi at the Arts on the Lake art center in Carmel. Her ceramic work has been created at the Garrison Arts Center in Garrison, NY.
Lone is a member of the Peekskill Arts Alliance and the Reflectionist Art Group, and has shown her work in group shows at Arts on the Lake (Carmel), the Putnam Arts Council Shows (Mahopac), the Garrison Art Center Gallery (Garrison), the Patterson Public Radio Art Show (Patterson), and in solo shows at the Kent Library (Kent, NY), Fusion Color Bar (Jefferson Valley, NY) as well as the Gallery of Taos Integrative Health (Taos, NM).
Her work hangs in private collections in, among other places, Los Angeles, Albany, Detroit, New Orleans, New York and Copenhagen, Denmark.