Archive for December, 2011

Inspiring the Young

December 29, 2011 in Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Late Afternoon 8×10

There is no doubt in my mind that Eyvind Earle would be thrilled to know that his life as a fine artist had such an impact on the art world, and especially on a young Ohio boy, who now pays homage to him. Although Earle passed in 2000, he is still widely collected and the 14 year old boy he inspired 45 years ago, is as successful and widely collected as Earle. It’s too bad these two could not meet today.

I met a little boy in my gallery today, who was visiting with his mom and brother and saw the awe in his eye when he looked at Clifford T. Bailey’s paintings. His proud mom quickly presented an image of a little bird painting on her cell phone that her 7 year old Jacob recently created. I was impressed and see a new artist in the making—he someday may pay tribute to Clifford T. Bailey . . .  and the cycle goes on.

It’s important to inspire others and show them the possibilities.  Make one of your New Year resolutions to take children to art events, galleries and museums.  It will make a difference in their life and doesn’t cost you anything but time.  Happy New Year!

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Tic Tock

December 10, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Hunter-Wolff Gallery | Comments (0)

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Woodbrook Clock

Austrian Lead Crystal Pendulum

I love all beautiful things and when engineering and design mix with our sense of hearing, sight, touch, and smell, I can get real excited.  Hearing the Westminster Chimes, “Big Ben”, Whittington Chimes, Domtower Carillion, Guilford Chimes, Westminster Chimes or Christmas Melodies will make you stop whatever you are doing to appreciate the beautiful sounds of these bells.  This clock was the concept of Brian Hegarty from Colorado Springs, and it is magnificant.  He compiled a group of sounds that include six chime cards (the size of a credit card) to be inserted into a slot on the right side of the clock face. Beautiful chimes play the normal quarter hour and hour count. An additional four cards play the sounds of music box melodies once a day the time you choose–the clock remembers the time you inserted the card and it will play again each day until it is changed by you. All the chimes and music have been recorded on site to capture the sound of these famous bells from London to the Netherlands. Hearing these clocks is as beautiful as seeing the workmanship of the cabinetry and the illuminated rotating Austrian lead crystal pendulum keeping perfect time (within a second per month). You will feel like you are standing on the steps of the Mary-Le-Bow church in London, in front of Big Ben in Westminster, London, or on the street near Holy Trinity Church in Guildord, England. Just close your eyes and imagine yourself visiting one of these historic sites.   I think I can smell fish and chips too nearby.

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A World of Watercolor

December 3, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Fine Art,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Bruce White with Gallery Owner Sharon Wolff

Another spectacular ArtWalk evening at Hunter-Wolff Gallery. After a brief break, all the Old Colorado City galleries will open their doors for First Friday ArtWalk in April 2012 again for more opportunities to meet guest artists and other art lovers.

Last evening, Hunter-Wolff Gallery introduced Bruce White from Littleton, Colorado and his color-saturated watercolors.  You can see more of Bruce White’s work on his webpage or during a visit to Hunter-Wolff Gallery at 2510 W. Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs.   We look forward to your comments.

 

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Homage to Earle

December 1, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Custom Art | Comments (0)

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Homage to Earle-Deep Shadows

Eyvind Earle’s work inspired many artist during his lifetime and continues today.  As a young boy at age 10, he started his life’s work as an artist.  Although he passed in 2000, at the age of 84, his work lives on. You have seen his work, if not original pieces, certainly prints and limited editions, and even greeting cards.  He was a prolific artist creating unique paintings, sculptures, scratchboards, watercolors and drawings that have not been publicly seen or exhibited. Eyvind Earle Publishing LLC, under the specific instruction of the late Eyvind Earle, will continue the legacy of the artist, promoting and introducing new serigraphs and books through galleries worldwide. To learn more about this amazing artist go to: http://www.eyvindearle.com/Bio.aspx

You can see how he inspired contemporary Colorado artist, Clifford T. Bailey.  The style and mood of Bailey’s work  might make you think they studied together.  We are very excited to be able to present the work of Clifford T. Bailey and his “Homage to Earle, Deep Shadows”.  Could they have studied together?

UPDATE:  No, they did not study together, but Clifford did meet Eyvind Earle when he was 14 years old and several times during his youth.  It was Mr. Earle who influenced Clifford Bailey’s pursuit of art and becoming an artist.  After seeing the master’s work, there was no turning back for Clifford. THIS PAINTING SOLD IN LESS THAN 30 minutes after arriving in the gallery on December 2.

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Ramp Up With Color

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Clearing, 18x24 John Sherman

Different styles of art draw us in for different reasons. John Sherman’s highly textured mixed medium paintings draw viewers in for a closer look at the texture and vibrant color. Having represented John for the past six years, I can assure you his many paintings sold through Hunter-Wolff Gallery were based on his vibrant RED color. For more than a decade he has produced “red trees” typically on a warm gold background.  But, then John had a “moment” this past fall near his home in the Rocky Mountains and it has unlocked a more colorful, multi-dimensional work of art.

 

Here are several new pieces for your comment.  We love the explosion of color and expressionistic style and hope you do too.

John Sherman’s original art is available for purchase at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.  Visit us for a closer look.

The Edge, 48x30 John Sherman

 

 

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