Fine Art Landscapes, an exhibition featuring local original artwork from East Tennessee and North Georgia area artists, will be opening at Reflections Gallery at 6922 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, this month. More than 100 original works of landscape themed art will be on display and for sale from Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, 2014.
Included in the show will be:
— Lee Porter tells us his goal is to capture a thought, mood or feeling of the scene before him. He paints in great detail and uses mainly acrylics and oils. His works are characterized by mountains, rivers and lakes found in the Southeastern United States, and are often said to evoke a nostalgia for this area’s native landscape.
— Terry West describes a style in painting he created as “Prismism.” It creates vertical interest in what otherwise might be a horizontal composition. He lays in large areas of horizontal color and then breaks these areas into vertical interest using colors contained within that area. His light, airy watercolor landscapes are a longstanding Chattanooga favorite.
— Helen Brooks describes her journey to become a better artist as a “continuing adventure of self discovery, challenge, and excitement.” Her artwork varies widely in style from one phase in her artistic cycle to the next. “Every painting is a new experience,” she says, “— a way to voice my feelings and ideas about the beauty around me, and a constant motivation to find truly original expression. I consider my journey as one just begun because I will always have new ideas to express and new ways to express them.”
Sandra Babb, plein air artist, is known for her beautiful, bright and inviting landscape pieces often painted in sunlit hues. She was greatly influenced by the French Impressionist Claude Monet when she studied painting in Giverny, France, in Monet’s garden, as well as one of Sandra’s favorite painters, the Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla. Sandra continues to study color and the elements of art daily. She paints every chance she gets and enjoys painting from “life.”
— Timothy West’s large mural landscape in progress that completely covers the south side of the building can be seen when visiting Reflections Gallery. At a staggering size of 20-by-60 feet, this mural culminates his thoughts and feelings of his artwork. He describes it as “balancing color, texture and hue — convincing the eye that it’s looking through atmosphere. “I want to develop a sense of place as seen through the artist’s eyes and allow the viewer to step into that place, taking to heart the simple beauty in the world about us if only for that moment.”
Reflections Gallery’s Fine Art Landscape exhibition will open with a free public reception on Nov. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., with live music by pianist Richard T. D’Avanzo and light refreshments to enjoy as you visit the gallery. Exhibiting artists will be present to greet guests and talk about their works. More information can be found at www.reflectionsgalleryTN.com or on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/reflectionsgallerytn.