Sketches August 2015
This past month has been full of fun and opportunities!
The Where in the World is Plein Air Display hanging in Illume Gallery of Fine Art has received rave reviews. It is so popular that we will continue to show these 100's of incredible miniatures into September!
The Colley Whisson Workshop is coming up the 26-28 at Illume Gallery of Fine Art. One spot has opened up for any of you interested in working with a Master Teacher!
We appreciate all of our Artists and Patrons!
Enjoy your month!
Jane Bell Meyer
J. Ken Spencer’s American Landscapes and European Cityscapes have become exciting additions to the art world. Recognized as an avid Plein Air painter, Spencer delights that his time in nature allows him to make organic decisions on the direction of his work. His larger works are created in his Studio. His art has been inspired by his world travels, which bring diversity to his work. As an individual Spencer believes in artists’ personal vision and is a naturally optimistic person. His work has been juried and shown in galleries and museums across the country.Spencer makes his home in Blackfoot, Idaho with his family. Welcome J. Ken Spencer: a traditionalist, a creator, a lover of compostition and good design.
Known as a Plein Air painter Richard Boyer believes in taking time to view a scene, to observe and capture the nuances. He believes that this is a gift that most people don’t get. Boyer has lived and studied all over the world, gathering experiences as artistic fodder. His time living the bohemian lifestyle with German artists helped him to “paint the harsh reality of a city trapped behind the iron curtain.” Boyer is constantly searching for new locations and interesting subject matter to which he can lend his vision through his work.To this end Boyer splits his time between Salt Lake City, Utah and Sweden- the native home of his wife, Karin.
Doug Braithwaite is an artist whose extensive work includes Painting, Drawing, Figure and Monoprints. Braithwaite compares his artistic experience to the composition of music; insisting that rhythm, tempo, tone and pitch are parallel to geometry, color and value. Creating his work is also a sensory experience for him. Cerebral by nature, Braithwaite is a thinker and feeler whose depth of mind lends value to his work. It is his hope that his way of thinking and creation will lead to the emotion and the stirring of memory for his collectors. Art is not just Braithwaite’s vocation; he goes so far as to call it his Religion.Braithwaite is an artist who makes his home in Utah amongst the majesty of the Rocky Mountains.
*Jane and her staff keep their pulse on the art market by attending events around the country, and most recently, the Coeur d’ Alene Art Auction in Reno, which realized $22.1 million in sales.