Artists' Gallery Blog

Sunday, June 3, 2007

June Show: Natural Expressions – In Landscapes and Portraiture

New work by Taylor Oughton and J. Stacy Rogers

Artists' Gallery Opening Reception: June 9th, from 6 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition: June 8 to July 1, 2007

"Half A Winter’s Worth?"
by Taylor Oughton


Taylor Oughton
paints with a gentle respect for nature that comes with decades of observation and experience. You'll see his painting titled "Half A Winter's Worth?". This painting is a classic example of Oughton's natural curiosity and ability to perfectly balance subtle earth tones dotted with ultra-marines and cobalt blues. Oughton's colorful perspectives often intermingle with his artistic convictions. "When painting the natural world, there is an attempt to grasp its fullness. And yet, the opposites we see are actually an awareness of nature’s expression of life and death as always present" says Oughton.


"Jessica"
by J. Stacy Rogers

"I am a portrait artist and people painter" says J. Stacy Rogers "I'll leave the landscapes to Taylor. There is nothing more spectacular then a beautifully painted portrait. But documenting a personality in paint, a child or an adult, has an additional responsibility because it begins the legacy process. So my objective is to create portrait paintings of lasting value and beauty that will be treasured forever and passed down through generations." Human spirit and painting craft are at the heart of Rogers work as well as careful preparation of what he calls 'heirloom paintings'.

Both artists are graduates of the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and winners of numerous prestigious juried show awards. Oughton's work graces the walls of private and corporate collections and numerous museums including the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA.

The Artists' Gallery, open Fri., Sat. and Sun., 11am until 6 pm and located at 32 Coryell Street in Lambertville, NJ. For more information: (609) 397-4588 or www.lambertvillearts.com.

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