H. Lloyd Weston Paintings on Exhibit
Madison, NJ – October 9, 2006 – The public is invited to view the current exhibit of Jamaican abstract expressionist H. Lloyd Weston at the Library on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J. There is no admission fee.
After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a major in art and creative writing, H. Lloyd Weston continued with independent studies in London and Paris, where he fell in love with the impressionist school. He returned to New York to study with Joseph Stapleton at the Art Students League. His one-man exhibition in 1984 resulted in a feature article in the International Organization of American States (OAS) magazine, “Americas” and an interview on the Voice of America radio. “That was a major turning point in my career that brought a lot of international attention to my work,” says Weston.
A prominent highlight for Weston was a commissioned work for Queen Elizabeth in celebration of her 50th anniversary as Royal Patron for the “Shaftsbury Homes and Arethusa,” a charitable organization based in London. Personally presenting the painting to the queen in 1989, he considered the occasion “a great privilege of my career.”
Weston believes that art is an international language that “communicates on a spiritual level that can bring people together. In this world of strife and uncertainty, art has been…a mirror through which we can reflect upon our humanity and pay homage to the cultural differences that connect us.” This spirit of connectedness inspired the United Nations to exhibit his work in 2003 during its celebration of the International Year of Cultural Heritage.
Weston’s work has been shown in some of the most prestigious galleries in the world, among them the National Gallery, Jamaica; the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, D.C.; Renoir Gallery, Holland; Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, Italy, and the Bungei Shunju Gallery, Japan.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the College at Florham Campus Library. It may be viewed during library hours from October 16 to November 16, 2006. For directions or hours, please call 973-443-8515.