Synergy as Art

by Ekaterina Khromin

Windham Fine Arts is pleased to present the latest and most extraordinary artwork by Russian-born artist, Ekaterina Khromin.

Dissension of Three by Ekaterina Khromin

In this show, Ekaterina introduces us to a new and original perspective on creating art known as Synergism. By combining traditional art methods such as drawing, sculpture, painting, and collage, Ekaterina brings unique artworks into existence with texture and chromatic harmony. Using everyday household items, she creates an abstract relief on canvas, then a print of the objects in the painting. Simultaneously, Ekaterina infuses the painting with sculptural elements, eliminating the gap between painting, sculpture, and drawing. Traditional figurative forms are used only as a starting point for the creation of art objects. A new harmony arises between different parts of the image resulting in a unique piece of art and a natural merger of art forms – Conceptual Art, Pop Art, and Minimalism. Synergism as art – where the sum is greater than its parts.

Ekaterina graduated from the Russian Academy of Art with a Master of Fine Arts, and soon after, became an illustrator for Russia’s leading publisher of children’s books. After coming to the United States in 1990, she launched a successful career as an art conservator, while also evolving her creative process in her art studio in the Catskills. Working alongside her late artist-husband, Victor Khromin, Ekaterina’s creativity blossomed. Nourished by challenges and obstacles, Ekaterina never doubted the artist she would become. Ekaterina exhibits at art galleries throughout Europe and the US and in museums, including the Russian Art Museum in Minnesota and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami. Her paintings are sought by investors and collectors alike.

Contact: director@windhamfinearts.com or call 518-734-6850 for more info!

Summer Colors

Featuring Ilona Sochynsky & Naomi Blum

Ilona Sochynsky’s style progresses from hyper-realism to abstraction. Her early paintings depict recognizable single images with shiny, industrial surfaces but over time, she reconstructs her original works as unique abstract pieces. Sochynsky acknowledges the inevitability of reflection as a developing artist, detailing the intense scrutiny and introspection. Her current works of art represent an attempt to analyze the ebb and flow of the creative process with the beauty of trying new textures and paints.

For Abstract Expressionist painter Naomi Blum, landscapes have been the major subject of her paintings. Naomi’s inspiration stems from the natural beauty and wilderness of the Catskills. She originally worked on images that were non-representational but her focus is now on discovering elements from the natural world and incorporating them into her paintings. “Each painting is the result of memory, imagination and the unknown element of intuition. As an artist, I can experiment and take chances to express my individuality which gives me a sense of freedom.”

Our Summer Story

in the Catskills

Summer is filled with memories in the making. Summer Stories are the ones we share with family and friends. They hold the fondest memories about love, adventure and living in the present. Summer holds a special place in our hearts.

We invite you to Our Summer Story in the Catskills at Windham Fine Arts. 

Twilight Rain by Kevin Cook

Our journey begins with Hudson River School artist, Kevin Cook capturing a shower at twilight. “Twilight Rain” is a metaphor for time’s flow, and a symbol of life’s fleeting moments and sublime wonder.

We meet “Lucy” painted en plein air by Olive Farrell who draws much of her visual stimulation from the beautiful Catskill Mountain region, and her emotional inspiration from within.

July Opens Out by Kim Do

We spend the day in Schoharie Creek with artist, Kim Do. This landscape evokes Do’s childhood memories of growing up near the East River in New York City, as well as feelings about his family.

It Began Here by Mara Lehmann

Mesmerized by views at North and South Lake, we have come full circle in our journey. “It Began Here” by nature artist Mara Lehmann reminds us that summer is more than a season. It’s about love, adventure and living in the present. This is the story of our summer in the Catskills.