Eight Takes on Realism
Fifty new paintings by Kathy Anderson, Del-Bourree Bach, Peter Bergeron, Zufar Bikbov, Tom Hughes, Anne McGrory, Larry Preston and Deborah Quinn-Munson will be on exhibit. All eight artists have earned national recognition and distinguished prizes. This is the first time these extraordinary artists have exhibited as a group. Their powerful, distinctive voices are major forces in contemporary realism today, and we're excited to showcase their technical expertise, diverse narratives, and unique styles.
There will be an opening reception in the gallery garden on Friday, October 1, 5-8 pm with many of the artists in attendance.
Kathy Anderson has been awarded Master Signature Member status by Oil Painters of Amerca, a premier national orgainization dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art.
Del-Bouree Bach is known for his meticulous and striking detail of sail and working boats, life around the sea, rural farm scenes, and intimate scenes of nature. He has received 250 awards in national and international competitions.
Peter Bergeron is a classic landscape painter in the luminous style of the Hudson River School. His paintings have an atmospheric depth, with his signature masterful use of light. His work has a mysterious, yet peaceful feel to his powerful compositions of waterways, clouds and quiet landscapes.
Zufar Bikbov was born in Russia and started painting landscapes at age 11. He is the recipient of multiple prestigious plein air awards at national competitions, and also received a Gold Medal of Honor, Hudson Valley Art Association Annual Juried Exhibition, in 2019.
Tom Hughes is best known for his landscapes and won the $15,000 Grand Prize for his painting "Fog at Back Cove," acrylic, 40 x 60 inches, at the Plein Air Convention and Expo, San Francisco, CA.
Anne McGrory's paintings in oil and pastel focus on still life, birds, and collected natural objects. She is a Master Pastelist member of the Pastel Society of America, and the International Guild of Realism. Her Tree Peonies and Brass was seclected for the cover of "Pure Pastel," published in 2019, a book that showcases the work of 100 of today's leading pastel artists.
Larry Preston is inspired by 17th century Flemish and Dutch still life paintings and paints everyday objects that he finds beautiful and too overlooked. He creates drama with light and shadow. His work has won numerous national awards including the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Bold Brush, and many juried art exhibits and competitions.
Deborah Quinn-Munson's landscapes have a quiet beauty. Her paintings have been published in "Pure Pastel," Contemporary Works by today's Top Artists, and The Artist's Magazine, highlighting her work in both oil and pastel. She has been awarded Best of Show, International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition.