I would like to invite you to walk “In the Steps of Van Gogh” at the opening reception this Friday evening, February 10, 6-9 pm at my studio.
In a recent trip to the Provence area of southern France, a group of artists visited many of the locations where Van Gogh lived and worked. Each town had unique architecture and character, and inspiration for painting was everywhere. After returning home, six of us decided to create a group exhibit inspired by the trip.
I’m fascinated by the stories of how Van Gogh’s palette brightened as he encountered the Impressionists, modern pigments, and a warmer climate. In creating pieces for this show, I wanted to observe how the experience of Provence would change my work. I combined my on-location drawings, photos, and memories with texture mediums and some new techniques. I found that my pieces have less intense colors than my usual palette, reflecting the patina of the historical architecture.
As we assemble the show, it’s fun to watch how the other artists have produced different interpretations of similar locations. Come join us!