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4 Takes on Realism

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4 Takes on Realism features new paintings by Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, George Van Hook and Carolyn Walton

May 18 –June 15, 2012.

Join us for hors d’oeuvres and wine, meet the four artists, and get their point of view at the opening reception on Friday, May 18, 5 – 8 pm.

Realism from 4 distinct, different points of view offer an exciting mix.

Michael Naples uses inventive lighting combined with bold brushstrokes and fresh viewpoints to create his unique and lively still lifes. Naples studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

Cora Ogden achieves a translucent feeling in her oils by working with glazes and in many layers. Cora’s oils bring to mind the work of the 17th century Old Masters. Color, light, and texture engage with one another to create a unified whole and 3 dimensionality. Working in natural light, Cora pays meticulous attention to detail and the rhythms and patterns the light creates to lead you through her paintings.

George Van Hook’s paintings have been exhibited for over 35 years throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. His painterly style follows in the tradition of the impressionists. Van Hook paints with gusto and passion, bringing a freshness and immediacy to his landscapes that comes from years of painting outdoors on location.  Also a noted figurative artist, his figures and settings are decidedly contemporary.

Carolyn Walton is from Maine and like Van Hook paints landscapes “en plein air.” Her paintings are all about the light and atmosphere.  You can feel the moisture in the air and there is a peaceful resonance in her paintings along the Connecticut Shoreline.

Also find us on Facebook and look at the recent photos from our opening shows http://www.facebook.com/SusanPowellFineArt

To see more work, please visit us at www.susanpowellfineart.com

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