Art, Earnest and Likable At New Show in Sharon

The Art Scene
A detail from Karen Kellogg’s “From the Far Side”

Karen Kellogg’s paintings remind me of a picture I inherited from my mother. It is a Texas scene of yellowish hills, low mesquite trees, fields of bluebonnets and cactus. Nothing is quite right: the perspective is off, the trees unnatural, the cactus out of shape. Yet I keep it for the memories of my grandmother and mother and Texas, and I like it.

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