Vineyard artist Wendy Weldon is holding an open house at her art studio in Chilmark over Thanksgiving weekend. Her work includes paintings, monotypes and drawings both on canvas and paper.

In her latest artist statement she says, “My latest work expresses my return to more abstracted imagery. I have spent many years moving away from the abstract to the more objective.”

In the 1970’s and 1980’s a big influence was Mark Rothko. Lately his influence has surfaced again in her work. “I have been using many textures, finding different surfaces to reflect and absorb color,” she says. “I contrast flat color with more sensual soft color.”

To get a preview of her work visit her Web site at

The open house takes place on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For directions to the studio call 508-645-3199 or email