Woodstock Magazine - Fall 2015

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Opal, Chip, and their dog Bear.

Gallery on the Green Sharing a passion for art By Lauren Seidman Photos by Lynn Bohannon (unless otherwise noted)

When artist Chip Evans, owner of Gallery on the Green, exhibits his oil paintings in the gallery’s Lighting Den, something magical happens. A lake at sunset shimmers with color. The vibrant leaves of an autumn tree grow brighter and bolder. Sun rays ripple through a window and set a basket of onions aglow. Beside a glass of red wine, a candle burns warmly. Each painting radiates as if lit from behind. “It’s all about the light,” Chip says. “The light is what inspires me to paint. I do whatever the light tells me to do.” »

The foyer welcomes collectors with Chip’s grandmother’s square grand piano, made the same year the building was constructed. 4 2 F I N D WO O D S TO C K M AGA Z I N E AT W W W. WO O D S TO C K M AGA Z I N E . C O M