In October the ARTery Gallery will be presenting the annual exhibit of two of its longtime members, Randall FitzGerald and Marie Liu. Their artwork compliments each other in their focus on the natural world, love of the environment and our collective attachment to it.
Randall FitzGerald is a biologists and artists who studies life on the planet from both a scientific and aesthetic viewpoint. His love of nature permeates both his professional and artistic life, and consequently most of the fine art he produces reflects the intimacy he enjoy with the natural world. Constantly exploring the limits of the media with which he works, using ink and acrylics, he creates unique pieces of artwork that please the eye and move the soul. Over the years, Randall has worked hand-in-hand with his artist wife, Nancy, to produce his artwork. Together, Randall and Nancy have enjoyed numerous awards for their work which have been published and exhibited worldwide.
The current exhibit includes works from Rural America, exploring our connection with the land that nourishes all of us. For these works of art, Randall has employed what he calls a “Photo Pictorial” process that starts with a photograph. The photograph is optimized using PhotoShop and then painted using a variety of digital brushes found in Corel Painter. The resulting artwork is then printed on canvas using archival inks and then enhanced with acrylic paint before applying a coat of acrylic gel medium for preservation. I think you will agree that these unique creations from Rural America are compelling and generate a special viewer experience.
Marie Liu, known for her images of the Poconos environs, is pleased to be exhibiting her most recent large oil painting of the Great Council Tree of Walpack NJ. which describes the history surrounding this 450 year old oak tree through imagery of a 17th century map, William Penn, the Lenape, Delaware Water Gap, and images taken from and inspired by the Peaceable Kingdom paintings by Quaker artist Edward Hicks.
The gallery invites the public to a wine and refreshments reception on Saturday, October 10 from 6 – 9 pm.