This year's Spring art show, entitled "New Beginnings for Spring", brings together works of art celebrating the season of Spring from artists nationwide. Artists such as Dirk Foslien, Anne Bridge, Howard and Betty Carr and more will be featured in the show. Read on to learn more!
The freshness of Spring and the sweet fragrant air create an atmosphere of expectation and new beginnings. The artists in this show capture these elements in their unique artworks presenting a collection of new creations in oil, pastel and sculpture.
Dirk Foslien is prominently featured in the show, and will be enchanting attendees with painting demonstrations during the show. “Dirk is trained in the techniques of the Old Masters and is known for his oil paintings, especially of our local region,” says gallery curator Judith Hale. She adds, “He captures the brilliance of the flowering hillsides with their bounty of poppies and lupine. This year he has painted a precious little lamb to add to his collection of available paintings.”
Oil painter Grace Schlesier is known for her renditions of the sea. She has traveled widely, including living for a time aboard a sail boat. “Grace has always been infatuated with the motions of the waves,” notes Hale, adding: “She has captured these moments and prepared small works for the show.”
New works by Howard Carr and Betty Carr will be featured in the exhibit. The Carrs are Arizona residents and long-time painters, well known in the Scottsdale School for their teaching and workshops in oil and watercolor. “Betty has been named member of the Impressionistic Painters of America, a very prestigious designation,” says Hale. “Their works are very alive with color and vibrancy.”
Oil painter Anne Bridge of Wisconsin has added sweet charm to the Spring collection with her paintings of children at the beach. What is more fun than Buckets of Fun, as she has titled one of the pieces for the show.