- One would never think their career was predestined having been born in a haunted castle, but this is exactly what happened to local resident and artist Countess Catherine Buxhoeveden
Illustration from "The Ghost Hunter."
Things that go bump in the night are captured in the artist's second retrospective, reflecting the life and times of a Paranormal explorer over the last 40 years being held at the Hill Gallery on October 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Long before chasing spirits was popularized by television, ghost hunter Buxhoeveden armed with digital gadgetry and infrared video traveled to the darkest corners of the globe, communing with the dead and chronicling her experiences with recently deceased famed ghost hunter and author, Hans Holzer
- the original Ghost Hunter.
Their work about their haunted adventures and her illustrations for Holzer's many books brought the dead and their often forbidding dwellings to life.
Buxhoeveden found her niche in the realm
of the spirit world, working in different mediums capturing the surreal experiences around her in pastel, oil and pen and ink.
The latest exhibition includes current works inspired by our "natural" world as well as works from the touring exhibit of the "Paranormal Period 1963-1975" recently held in New Orleans at a 200-year-old mortuary.
This body of work is the first historical account of the Paranormal world that has been documented for publication. As the artist simply explains, "It is not about the natural or unnatural, it is about the world that surrounds us."
The Hill Gallery is located at the Ark Project, 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton. The exhibit is available by appointment until November 1.
Reservations are recommended. For more information contact Tricia Rother at 631-725-3284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.