published Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

‘Fine Art Landscapes’ nears its end at Reflections Gallery - Jan. 3

“Spectrum” by Lee Porter
“Spectrum” by Lee Porter

“Fine Art Landscapes,” an exhibition featuring original landscape-themed artwork from East Tennessee and North Georgia artists, will close on Friday, Jan. 3, at Reflections Gallery, 6922 Lee Highway. More than 100 original works are included in the display and sale.

Among the artists represented are:

Lee Porter: His goal, he says, is to capture a thought, mood or feeling of the scene before him. He paints in great detail and uses mainly acrylics and oils. His works are characterized by mountains, rivers and lakes found in the Southeastern United States and are often said to evoke a nostalgia for this area’s native landscape.

Terry West: He calls a style of painting he created “prismism.” It creates vertical interest in what otherwise might be a horizontal composition. He lays in large areas of horizontal color and then breaks these areas into vertical interest using colors contained within that area for light, airy watercolor landscapes.

Helen Brooks: She describes her journey to become a better artist as a “continuing adventure of self-discovery, challenge and excitement.” Her artwork varies widely in style from one phase in her artistic cycle to the next. “Every painting is a new experience,” she says, “a way to voice my feelings and ideas about the beauty around me and a constant motivation to find truly original expression.”

Sandra Babb: This plein-air artist is known for her beautiful, bright and inviting landscape pieces, often painted in sunlit hues. She cites as her biggest influences the French impressionist Claude Monet, in whose garden she studied painting in Giverny, France, and Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla, her favorite painter.

Timothy West: His 20-foot by 60-foot mural landscape is the work in progress that completely covers the south side of the gallery. The work, he says, culminates his thoughts and feelings of his artwork. He describes it as “balancing color, texture and hue; convincing the eye that it’s looking through atmosphere.”

More information can be found at www.reflectionsgalleryTN.com or on the gallery’s Facebook page. The phone number is 423-892-3072.

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