Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Michael Ashmen - "It's A New Day"
Art Central Gallery is featuring the work of artist Michael Ashmen in November. The show "It's a New Day" includes landscapes and wildlife paintings in oils and acrylics.
Ashmen says he was looking for a way to include more color in his realistic paintings. The sunrise offers just that. Birds often appear in his paintings, but his wife, Kathy, suggested it might be nice to have one painting with no birds. So "Daybreak" has no birds; but he couldn't resist putting dolphins in the surf. Ashmen did manage to paint "Beached", with no wildlife, his only painting in recent memory not to include some kind of living creature.
Ashmen's love of wildlife painting melds his two passions--art and the outdoors. He says that just sitting on the deck or his boat looking at his environment brings deep joy and contentment. It is an easy decision to honor his love of God's creation with paint.
The exhibit will hang at Art Central through the end of November. To view more of Ashmen's work click here: Art Central featured artist
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Jan Dalton is our featured artist for August at Art Central. Her wonderful paintings featuring animals and humans have a unique spiritual quality and depth of feeling...
Visit Art Central through August for her latest show!
For a preview, visit our website: http://www.artcgalleryltd.com/artistofmonth.html
Friday, February 22, 2013
Garden Inspirations", a new series of work by artist Renee Bruce, is a fun collection of acrylic paintings that looks forward to the coming spring. Full of color, these flowers are the ones Renee wishes were growing in her garden. She says, "perhaps 'Garden Aspirations' would be a better title for this series, as I am not nearly as successful at growing flowers as I am at painting them!" Enjoy!