“I believe that humans can learn from the example set by animals to live sustainably on the planet. In this way, they live life ‘light on the land.’” ~ Kathryn M. Turner
Transluscent light plays a big role in the artist’s upcoming exhibition “Light on the Land,” going on exhibit August 17th at Trio Fine Art, in Jackson, Wyoming. An opening reception will be be held August 18th, 5-8:00 pm at the gallery.
Plein air painter Kathryn Mapes Turner’s work has taken on a sheer, misty quality. Subject matter is not quite attached to this earth. It floats. Turner wields her brush to create an airy, misty atmosphere, quite in contrast to this region’s massive solidity and sheer tonnage.
It’s a style of painting the artist has embraced for some time. Often, Turner’s brushstrokes are diluted, and canvas texture becomes part of a painting; oils are so sparingly used they can be mistaken for watercolors.
“There is a sense of light, weaved [sic] throughout each painting, threading the material together, ” says Turner. She enjoys light’s varying effects, light as it changes with the weather. Recently, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine included her in its “Three To Watch” artist profile pages.
Expect wildlife and landscape themes to play a big role in Turner’s newest show. You might sense tiny rays of light shining down; Turner’s spirituality is ever-present in her work. Visit the gallery’s website at www.triofineart.com.
That’s the Spirit! The Spirit of the West!
Isn’t this Acheff amazing? He’s an artist I wish I could collect to help satisfy my inner Indian. Standing in front of his paintings I’m frozen to the spot. Acheff’s rich palette, his compositions and phenomenal ability to pair objects, creating gorgeous cultural still lifes are a Master’s tools.
“Spirit of the West,” a showcase of new works by some of the West’s top artists, is now on exhibit at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming. An open house reception takes place Thursday, August 18th, 5-7:00 pm. “Spirit of the West” remains on display through August 31st.
Browse the gallery and find an extensive collection of Western styles and themes: wildlife art, landscape, Native American culture and people of the West….it’s a big story to tell, and comes with a big, big dose of spirit. www.trailsidegalleries.com