Carly Haffner
A resident of Sag Harbor, Carly paints local South Fork town scenes and intersections, views of her own property, and other weird stuff in a primative, "GrandMa Moses-esque" style.

RIPE is thrilled to bring Carly west, to our fans and collectors! Her artwork has been featured in shows at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, the ISE Cultural Foundation in New York City, and Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, NY., and most recently a solo show at RIPE Art Gallery.

"I like to paint scenes of country living, local historic buildings, nostalgic places and imagined landscapes. My paintings are inspired by pink sunsets, forests, old houses, folk art, crafts, and the yard where I live.

I love folk art painting and paint in a similar primitive style. I enjoy the flattened landscape from an aerial view and like to paint that perspective. I look for quirky scenes to paint around me. The yard where I live has a lot of character. It is full of junk such as broken cars and vintage airstreams, which provide plenty of narrative for my paintings. Once I moved a couch in my yard in front of the sunset to capture the best composition. Sometimes I paint historic buildings like Ashawagh Hall in my hometown Springs, New York; or memories of nostalgic places like Caldor, the local department store from my childhood.

Recently I have been inspired by snow scenes. Being caught and snowed in during several blizzards these past few years, while at the same time looking at the many beautiful snow scene paintings by American Folk painters inspired me to paint my beautiful yard in the snow."

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