Blue Moonlight is a serene landscape with a mysterious double reflection of the moon. Created in a limited palate this landscape owes as much to Gornik’s own interior perspective as does to any exterior vista. Gornik's attitude towards painting these half imaginary, half representative scenes is that of the wistful interpreter--combining the heritage of Romantic landscape painting with her own idealized mysterious vision. Her works have a bewitching, almost surreal beauty that reveal a signature style and sensibility unmistakably her own.

Gornik’s critical and popular success has positioned her as one of the most prominent landscape painters in the contemporary art world. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1953, Gornik studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art before transferring to Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada. Dubbed a neoromantic in the 80s then later a luminist, she is an urbanite who creates views of nature in her lower-Manhattan studio where she draws from memories, dreams, and imaginings.

Her paintings and prints are in major private and museum collections, including the National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Special Information: 7-color lithograph signed and numbered edition of 100, printed on Rives BFK paper. Sold unframed. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Smithsonian.

Image Dimensions: 20 x 20 ½ inches

Paper Dimensions: 24 x 26 inches

Produced by: Master printer Maurice Sanchez, Derriere L’Etoile Studios, New York, N.Y.