Kathleen Fruge Brown Exhibition- New Plein-Air Paintings
August 3 @ 11:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely
One of the most remarkable plein air painters in the Northwest is Kathleen Frugé Brown. Choosing her subject matter carefully she stays away from the tried and expected and focuses instead on the surprising and unexpected. Finding beauty in the chaos of everyday woods and brambles Kathleen makes every brushstroke an exuberant and reverent response to nature.
The river and forest surroundings of her Maple Valley studio are a constant source of imagery. Leaving her easel in place after a day of painting Frugé Brown takes her canvas home at night and returns day after day at around the same time to complete her paintings. Working in layers from background to foreground her carefully constructed paintings draw the viewer into the image.
“One of the things I love about painting in the woods is there is always another layer of things to be seen” Kathleen said. The spacial complexity makes me look deeper and work vigorously to capture what I can before the light changes. My hope is that my work gives the viewer a sense of place and moment, and awakens their recognition and love for the natural world around them.”
Please join us for our Opening Reception on Saturday, August 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk. Kathleen Frugé Brown and many of our gallery artists will be in attendance, and light refreshments will be served.
We’d love to see you.