Throughout the month of October, Southwest Gallery will be highlighting unique Impressionist art through landscapes, portraits and still-lifes. According to a recent press release, “Painterly thick brushwork is Impressionism’s most recognizable trait. These quick marks capture the transitory, fleeting nature of moments in time, and allow artists to experiment with color and tone interactions on the canvas.”
Some of the new arrivals include vibrant, colorful paintings by Don Sahli, Kent Wallis, Gene Brown and many others. You can admire the unique images that feature a woman’s vanity with pearls, lipstick, flowers and strawberries; an old cowboy teaching a young cowboy; Texas longhorns; gorgeous autumn leaves; a cozy cottage surrounded by flowers and so much more.
Sahli began exhibiting and selling his work at age 16. In 1982, he became Sergei Bongart’s last scholarship student and apprentice before he died, and then he worked as a pupil of Sunny Apinchapong Yang. In 1995, he opened the Sahli School of Art in Evergreen, Colorado, where he continues the tradition of color and temperature after the Russian masters.
Wallis received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and worked at the B.F. Goodrich Company in marketing and finance. After six years, he picked up an old hobby of drawing and painting. After six months, he realized he needed to do this, so he moved his family to Logan, Utah, and opened an artist supply store to spend his full-time painting. His work is self-taught, where he used his instinctive knowledge of color and composition to create beautiful pieces.
Brown is an Oregon native, who has been painting since the mid-seventies. He has presented several successful shows in Texas, and has had work reproduced on greeting cards, in print, and hanging in private and corporate collections throughout the country.
Southwest Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Come in to admire the work, or call one of the art consultants and let them know they piece you are interested in; they will bring it to your home and install it for you! Right now, you can also take a virtual tour of their Impressionist Art on their website.