Fall Classics Show Preview, Western Art Collector, November 2014

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INSIDE Z.S. Liang • Sporting Art • Small Works and Miniatures • The West Select NOVEMBER 2014




Up to 30 works November 3-15, 2014 Trailside Galleries 7330 Scottsdale Mall Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 945-7751

Autumnal annual


railside Galleries ushers in autumn with new works by its stable of artists during the Fall Classics Exhibition and Sale. On display November 3 to 15, the annual show will focus on Western imagery complemented

by wildlife, sporting art, landscapes and figurative subjects from contemporary artists Jim Norton, Dan Mieduch, Michael Malm, Bill Nebeker, Logan Maxwell Hagege, John DeMott, Steve Atkinson, Ian Ramsay, Cynthia

Rigden, Marlin Rotach, Brenda Murphy, Richard D. Thomas, Jeremy Browne, Stan Davis, Bruce Cheever and many others. Individual showcases for Z.S. Liang and Robert Duncan will round out Fall Classics. Browne, a native Canadian, expertly relays the contrast of the foggy background and the sharpness of the man-made textures in the foreground buildings in his acrylic painting titled Winter’s Grip. One of the artist’s greatest challenges has been portraying various lighting effects. He prefers to paint in either late fall or winter when the landscape is in its barest form, showing only its natural beauty. “I have found that painting a winter landscape allows me to focus all of my attention on the light and mood of my painting, and not focus of the foliage of a tree. This allows me to explore new ways to produce interesting lighting effects in my landscapes,” Browne remarks. Moore’s landscape scenes also convey a sense of place. In the piece The Smell of Hay the artist conveys a feeling of simpler times. “I especially like these ‘tufted’ hay bales that have been made by an old tractor. The new balers wrap the hay tightly into perfect cylinders without any character,” he says. “When I see hay bales out in the field, I hurry

Bruce Lawes, On a Cloud, oil on linen, 40 x 50"

Jay Moore, The Smell of Hay, oil on linen, 22 x 28”


Jeremy Browne, Winter’s Grip, acrylic, 12 x 24”

Brent Cotton, Morning Rise, oil, 20 x 30”

to paint them as usually the rancher will cut the hay, bale it and stack it all in one week. Oftentimes I have seen picturesque bales, only to go back to paint them only to find they have been picked up.” Ramsay developed an interest in fishing boats—large and small—working around the Seattle area in the 1960s. Of his watercolor Fishing Boats, Elliott Bay, Washington, he explains, “This painting represents a typical morning in the harbor. Working harbors are a frequent theme of my paintings...simply because they are so interesting. They offer so much subject matter. They give me the chance to satisfy my love for detail.” Fo r a d i re c t l i n k to t he e x h i b it i n g g a l l e r y g o to w w w. we ste r n a r tc o l l e c to r. c o m

Howard Rogers, This Way Up Guys, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"


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