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Apr 01, 2022
Western Art Collector | The Importance of Light

Ann Korologos Gallery’s latest exhibition, Light: F/X, focuses on the impact of light in artwork

Western Art Collector | April 2022 Edition

Artists can find inspiration from almost anywhere, and why they choose to paint a certain scene often has to do with its atmosphere and composition. When asking an artist about the technical elements of their paintings, often they comment on the light, shadow and forms that they create together.

Kate Starling - Four O'Clock
Kate Starling, “Four O’Clock,” Oil on Linen, 60 x 40 in

Light: F/X

In the new exhibition Light: F/X at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado, this play of light takes center stage. Gallery owner Ann Korologos adds that the show “examines the impact of light on a landscape, defining form and creating the mood of the moment.” 

Ewoud de Groot - Twilight Elk
Ewoud de Groot, “Twilight Elk,” Oil on Linen, 51 x 51 in

Twilight Elk

Ewoud de Groot’s Twilight Elk is a larger square painting that shows his signature use of color and simplistic background. “Although I consider myself a figurative painter the biggest challenge for me is finding the right kind of abstraction in my backgrounds where light and reflection often have a prominent role,” he says. “In [Twilight Elk] I tried to capture the fleeting light reflecting on a little stream and where an elk is just about to cross it.”

Sean Wallis - The Old Grainery
Sean Wallis, “The Old Grainery,” Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 in

The Old Grainery

While driving through the small town of Richmond, Utah, in the northern Rockies, artist Sean Wallis found the scene that inspired his painting The Old Grainery. “I was barn hunting,” he recalls, “because painting those historic structures has always been close to my heart. When I was young and learning to paint from my father, we went out together every Saturday for 10 years looking for barns to paint…”

Simon Winegar - Blue in Blossom
Simon Winegar, “Blue in Blossom,” Oil on Linen, 40 x 30 in

View the Exhibition

The exhibition, which is on view April 5 through May 5, will also include artwork by Heather Foster, Kate Starling and Simon Winegar.

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Heather Foster - Separated by Water
Heather Foster, “Separated by Water,” Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20 in
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