Our latest show opened on March 17 with works by Chaille Trevor and Leigh Gusterson. Both artists show a passion for their subject matter – Leigh in her imaginative depiction of
scenes; and Chaille in her love of horses. New Mexico
Leigh throws local color out the window; instead she paints what she feels: vivid blues, hot pinks and purples for the majestic mountains and still other bright colors for the fields. Old cars, sheep in 2-D (they kind of look like flat marshmallows with legs); a rustic cabin with a turquoise refrigerator outside are some of the images Leigh uses in her very personalized landscapes. She has an exuberant style and applies her paint generously.
|Leigh Gusterson "Sheep with Turquoise Fridge" oil on canvas 21" x 21"|
|Leigh Gusterson "Sheep in the Junkyard" oil on canvas 25" x 35"|
Chaille’s painting technique often involves sketching on the canvas first and then applying her paint thinly to produce a translucent, expressive style. Her work shows her knowledge and deep love of horses. She’s been training and showing Arabian horses for many years, and she invites us to know her subjects on an intimate level. For example, in the painting below, the horse looks at the viewer directly and evokes a very emotional response.
|Chaille Trevor "At Attention" 48" x 36" oil on canvas|
An equally sensitive painting shows a mare and her colt leaning in towards each other, and we cannot help but feel the close bond between them.
|Chaille Trevor "A Day in Spring" oil on canvas 36" x 48"|
Don’t rush through his show! Each painting provides a wonderful moment of viewing pleasure!
Below are a couple of photos from the exhibition:
|Left: Chaille Trevor "His Prize" oil on canvas 36" x 48" |
Right: Leigh Gusterson "Sheep in the Junkyard" oil on canvas 25" x 35"
|Left: Chaille Trevor "Kissed by the Sun" oil on canvas 36" x 48" |
Right: Leigh Gusterson "Dinner for Four"22"x28";
"Drive up into the Mountains"20"x20"; "Three on Llano" 16"x28"
"Wild Spirits" shows March 17, 2011 through March 30, 2011.
The next show is "Live in Color". It features Sherri Belassen and Ryan Hale and starts on Thursday, March 31st. We'll be getting new work by Ryan and Sherri soon, so send us an email for a preview.