TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is featuring the artwork of Claudia Rahm now through early December in the hospital’s main lobby hallway at 540 Litchfield St. The public is invited to view and buy the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxiliary’s ongoing Artist of the Month program. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artwork support the CHH Auxiliary and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
After many years devoted to working and raising her family in Warren, Claudia Rahm resumed painting in 2010.
Her lack of formal training has made way for her interest in design and color rather than optical realism. She has created an unpretentious approach to making art her own way.
Ms. Rahm is inspired by the freedom and fun with which children make artistic choices.
This passion has influenced her artistic style, which ranges from bold abstracts to whimsical scenes that burst with detail and story. Ms. Rahm’s art emerges from the pages of her sketchbooks as well as her childlike imagination. Her love for the ocean, the countryside and the Bible leads her often to paint in layers of meaning. Her mixed media works and contemporary primitives joyously celebrate her love of color, design and nature, as well as her faith.
Ms. Rahm has shown and sold her art in Litchfield County and along the Connecticut shoreline, as well as in Western Massachusetts and Maine. This is her third exhibit at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
The Auxiliary’s Artist of the Month program has been featuring paintings, photographs, and artwork each month from local artists for more than 25 years. Member supporters assist in raising money for the hospital through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and a variety of events including an annual fashion show.
The Auxiliary supports many functions including donations to the hospital’s annual women’s heart health program, and volunteer tea, cancer fundraisers and capital campaigns.
Those interested in joining the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary may call 860-489-5039.