Exhibit Dates: October 13 - December 2, 2017
Opening reception October 13th at 6 pm
Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”
...from Artist Daily
Plein Air Oxford Artist Bios
Debra Bowles: ArtistryFarm.com was born 20 years ago but as a seventh generation farmer I've created art all my life. Now aging, I enjoy process as much as finished art; painting outside with others is inspirational! My beloved inks/dyes have a life of their own and with wax resist take on a batik look. Using few colors, the inks perform their magic on hard surface bristol.
Carol (Dandelion) Burke was born in Albany, California. She studied art at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and at the Art Institute in San Miguel de Allende. Carol received her BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and has lived in Oxford, Ohio since 1999. Carol does oil painting and photography trending towards abstract and color expression. You can find her work on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dandelion-tree/. Carol has three grown-up children who live in New York, California and Pennsylvania. She is married to Marshall Burke.
Howard Krauss is a watercolor artist who maintains a studio in the Oxford Community Art Center He is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, Plein Air Painters Oxford and The Southwest Ohio Plein Air Group. Howard teaches art classes in Oxford and various locations including abroad. Many of his paintings hang in homes around the country.
Marcia Waller: Aside from thoroughly enjoying the process of working (or playing?) with brushes and paint, I paint as a way to preserve the memory of something distinctive that I’ve seen. Many times it’s a scene from a non-familiar place that I may never experience again. This year, the outdoor painting group challenged me to look at my own hometown with new eyes. It’s been a real lesson for me to realize that I may find another painting around the next corner.