Artists' Gallery Blog

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Origin of Wonder - the art of Bill Jersey and Laura Rutherford Renner

"Origin of Wonder"
Bill Jersey
Laura Rutherford Renner

 May 6 - June 6, 2021

 Artists Bill Jersey and Laura Rutherford Renner are pleased to announce the opening of their joint show, "Origin of Wonder", on Thursday, May 6th. The exhibit, which runs through June 6th, features oil paintings by the two artists. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no Opening Reception for this exhibition.

"Origin of Wonder" invites you to pause, to see, to remember the wonder of the world that we share with you.

Residing in beautiful Hunterdon County, NJ, Bill Jersey states "I am surrounded by creeks, forests, fields and hills-an abundance of scenes I want to capture or interpret on canvas. Over time, my paintings evolved from more realistic scenes of the natural world to more interpreted representations, using dramatic colors to evoke fresh perspectives. As a documentary filmmaker of many years, I learned to catch a moment in time and use it to tell a larger story. That is what I seek to capture in my paintings."

Laura Rutherford Renner, from Collingswood, NJ, enjoys painting figures engaged in the experience of their environments. "Capturing these interactions in two dimensions is an exercise and a source of calm. I relish mixing pure colors, keeping my palette simple to create authentic observation. The quiet engagement of brush to palette and brush to board provides meaning for me everyday". Laura, an occupational therapist for the past 27 years, is currently working with young students in public school, aged 3-13 years old, on life skills and academic tasks. 

  Visit the event website for more information and additional images.
  Don't forget - along with our featured exhibit, all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery, where there's always something new to see.

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