After a successful solo show in August, Hale Johnson has offered even more spectacular new paintings to share with us. To look at a Hale Johnson painting is to look straight into the soul of rural America… to see what it used to be and what it has become. Like Andrew Wyeth and Eric Sloan, artists he's often compared with, Johnson is fascinated by the textures he finds in rustic settings – the peeling paint on old barns or the rough surface of foundation stones, the dusty red rust on a tin roof or the crumbling wood of a discarded boat. Johnson will also be included in our American Realists show in December, so keep an eye out!
Hale Johnson "For The Livestock" 9x16
Hale Johnson "Charlie's Place" 11x29
Jamie Young is an artist who connects with nature and translates her feelings into visual form. Her paintings of quiet and peaceful places – often deep in the woods – convey the feelings of joy she herself feels when she finds these secluded places. Once she decides on her subject Young works quickly and without hesitation, trusting her inner sense to guide her. This new apple blossoms series explores the fresh, new life Spring brings upon us.
Jamie Young "Old Apple" 40x30
Though Van Hooks subjects are contemporary – landscapes, figures and still lifes – he paints them in the tradition of late 19th century and early 20th century artists. And like the artists he admires, whether he's outdoors or in his studio, he works from life. "I've been an artist for more than thirty-five years," says Van Hook, a master of light and atmosphere, "and I've learned that seeing is the most important part of the process. Only by seeing the real thing, the way the light falls and the way the scene feels can I paint honest pictures."
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George Van Hook "White Church" 24 x 30
Since the introduction to our American Craft line in May, we have had an extremely positive reaction from visitors and clients alike, who share the pleasure of looking, touching, and experiencing each individual artist through their craft. We are pleased to add two new artists to the line including beautifully designed ceramics by Gary DiPasquale and amazing handscrafted fiber arts by Karen Allen, made right here in the Berkshires.
Gary DiPasquale, Black Wormwood Patterned Ceramics
Karen Allen, Assorted Scarves
Karen Allen, Assorted Fingerless Gloves