The artist's own limited edition
77 full plate color paintings, 31 etchings
This visually sumptuous book companions the
exquisite artwork of acclaimed painter Gillian
Pederson Krag with her insights, culled from
years of teaching and making art, on art and
spirituality. Gillian designed and produced this
limited edition herself, and was at the printer
to approve the reproduction quality as each
sheet came off the press.
See recent interview in Painting Perceptions,
with many art samples from the book.
See recent profile in Outdoor Painter.
About the Artist
Gillian Pederson-Krag grew up in New York
City and attended classes at the Art Students'
League. She studied painting at the Rhode
Island School of Design after spending a year
at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.
In 1963, she received an MFA degree from
She has taught at Cornell University, Dartmouth
College, and at the Queens College summer
program, and has served as a visiting critic at
numerous colleges and universities including
Swarthmore College, Vassar College, Boston
University, Syracuse University, Indiana
University, and the Universities of Iowa and
She has won numerous awards and her
work has been exhibited widely in prestigious
venues throughout the USA.
Gillian has cultivated a lifelong interest in
spirituality. Her painting and etchings are
direct expressions of her quest of depth and
beauty. Teachers who have influenced her
profoundly are Joseph Campbell, Francis
Lucille, and Paul Brunton to whom this book
“Gillian Pederson-Krag is considered 'a
painter's painter' because of her lush sense
of color, her deft touch of the brush and the
quiet sense of brooding that permeates her
imagery. Her paintings and prints reveal a
sense of poetic quality that requires the viewer
to slow down and muse on the connections
among the forms and meanings they suggest.
Her works show us views of solitary people
engaged in familiar undertakings, a child at
play on the floor or a woman looking toward
the window. Her landscapes are 'moments'
that express a feeling of grandeur in nature,
often with a depicted view that seem much
like ones we have seen often in our daily
lives. The image evokes feelings within us
that transcend explanation and provide a
sense of human connection to her resonant
—From Gillian's bio at Hollins Academids
Table of Contents
Introduction: Beyond Separation
by Tom Maderos
1: Reflections on Painting
3: Figure Painting
4: Still Life
Information about Plates