Color Comes To West Falmouth Library: Doris Epstein Is Artist of the Month

Acrylic paintings by Doris W. Epstein will be on view at the West Falmouth Library though the month of April. - Acrylic paintings by Doris W. Epstein will be on view at the West Falmouth Library though the month of April.

“Color is a priority,” says Woods Hole artist Doris W. Epstein.

It is also the name of her exhibit, on display through Friday, April 25, at West Falmouth Library, featuring examples of her use of color. All paintings are for sale; the sales will in part benefit the library.

Viewers will find familiar scenes as well as foreign elements in Ms. Epstein’s art.

“I paint whatever appeals to me including landscapes, scenes abroad, local spots of interest and people,” she says.

Ms. Epstein put her artistic interests on hold while raising a family and pursuing a career in psychiatric social work. She found the time to return to art when she retired to Woods Hole about 25 years ago, and received most of her instruction and training at the Falmouth Artists Guild.

“Painting is learning to see,” she explains. “It makes memories tangible.”  

Her chosen medium is acrylic paint. Ms. Epstein’s followers have long appreciated her ongoing transformation as she has explored different hues and techniques over the years. While vivid color is her style, this has been expressed in many different ways during her artistic career. Ms. Epstein encourages viewers to look at the colors that surround them on Cape Cod.  

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“Color is everywhere,” she says. “Tune in to seeing it.”

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