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.
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’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.”
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…”
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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