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Aura Phenomena

January 8, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Rising Moon by Clifford T. Bailey

Have you ever walked into a room and felt the excitement of someone’s aura? I suppose there are good and bad auras.  The aura we are feeling at Hunter-Wolff Gallery is the GOOD kind.   We’ve experienced this over the years and my theory is it has something to do with new artwork.  It often doesn’t last as long as we would like but it’s definitely here now.

Maybe you can share your theory based on these facts.  We added a new artist, Clifford T. Bailey.  He’s now been with us for several months.  With other new artists, this aura typically dissipates after Opening Night.  Not so with Clifford T. Bailey.  He delivers one or two new pieces about every 2-3 weeks.  He calls, writes, communicates regularly.  We always have a lot to talk about because we have exciting news that another piece just sold  or  he is in the middle of finishing up a new piece for us.  There is a constant dialogue and two-way communication.  He is genuinely interested in the gallery’s  activity and the success of the gallery and helping us with our sales goals.

Then there are the admirers of his work. Whether someone knows this artist, collects his work or not, they are intrigued.  Intrigued enough to spend a lot of time studying his work (I mean a LOT of time).  Sometimes, people come back a day or two after to revisit and just stand in front of his work without moving or saying a word. Sometimes, they see his work for the first time, fall in love,  and within minutes are  buying it. And, in this economy, we can’t explain it but his work sells like everyone has a pile of cash sitting around.

How would you explain all this?  Is this an authentic artist aura we are experiencing?

 

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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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A “Magic Penny” with Penny Stewart

January 8, 2011 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Oasis, 17x17 oil
Oasis, 17×17 oil
White GOld, 16x20 oil
White GOld, 16×20 oil

Just like the song Magic Penny, there is magic in the artwork by Colorado artist Penny Stewart and I think her work inspires music. Penny Stewart is not a resident artist at the gallery but this award-winning guest artist’s work should be in every collection. For a special brief appearance, Penny Stewart is coming to Hunter-Wolff Gallery on Saturday, January 22 to exhibit her collection of magical landscape paintings.

Admirers and collectors share an intimacy with her subject and enjoy the  journey of exploration through color, form, and composition. She portrays nature at its most colorful moments and brings out subtle nuances of light and shadow to emphasize the spirit of a place. Penny Stewart is known for her tranquil landscapes and a sense of peacefulness washes over the viewer.

Not only can she capture the beauty and grandeur of the West in oil or watercolor, but also the poetic beauty of lesser-travelled places.  Inspired by rolling hills, peaceful meadows, idyllic lakes and blue skies filled with puffy white clouds, she spends hours outdoors studying nature, ever changing hues, and atmospheric conditions to capture a special mood. I expect anyone who appreciates art will experience a connection and appreciate the fine qualities of  “Magic Penny”. Can you feel the connection?

Take a closer look on Saturday, January 22 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm during Guest Artist Penny Stewart’s Opening Night. We welcome your comments and praise!

 

Valley High, 8x16 oil

Valley High, 8x16 oil

 

Evening Song, 16x20 oil
Evening Song, 16×20 oil Valley High, 8×16 oil

 

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Lands Near & Far — Coming Soon!

August 23, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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With twenty new paintings be prepped for hanging this coming week and new exhibit  images arriving in my email every day, it is hard to contain my excitement.  Two paintings have already been tagged for purchase without even being seen in person.  How exciting is that for the artist, Jeannie Breeding? 

You too can get in on the early selection process, just by going to our website and looking for all the new images labeled with a title that begins with “Lands Near & Far … “  These pieces will be hung next Monday, August 30 and can be viewed in person before the Opening Reception on Friday, September 3.  Breeding Collectors will have an opportunity to place their red sold button on the wall label anytime before the Opening. 

This show and exhibit could very well be our best attended show of the year – come early!  The gallery is open every day from 11 am to 5 pm and show night until 9 pm.  See you there!

Quiz:  Do you know where Tinos is located?  And how many churches do you see in this “gallery pick” painting?

 

Tinos Churches, 12x16 oil on linen

Tinos Churches, 12x16 oil on linen

 

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Little Jewels in Oil

August 2, 2010 in Art | Comments (0)

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Light Show 6x8 oil

Light Show 6x8 oil

Evening Water 6x8 oil

Evening Water 6x8 oil

Rolling Clouds 6x8 oil

Rolling Clouds 6x8 oil

Artist Don Hamilton has been painting nearly non-stop since this spring when his entire collection along with all his art supplies, truck and trailer were stolen.  It was the kind of a set-back that would put most victims into a tailspin.  But Don knew what had to be done and got busy doing it. He got new supplies and materials and worked day and night to create new collections for his local shows and galleries. Within weeks we received several beautiful landscapes and now he is presenting us with a lovely little collection of six 6×8 paintings that are lush with color and texture.  The entire collection can be purchased at a special “collection rate” (slightly less than each individual piece) or each beautifully framed 6×8 can be purchased for $475.  Need to dress up your walls? You can’t go wrong with these Little Jewels.

Preview the entire collection at  Little Jewels and check out Light Show, Evening Water, Meadow Morning, Rolling Clouds, Pinion and Sky, and Moonlight.  Be sure to click on the image for a close-up of his brush work.

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Let the Sparks Fly

July 9, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Sparky_BW_0001_tnArtist Sparky LeBold’s swarthy, good looks and Ipana smile draw strangers in closer like a magnet. It could be his shiny black full-head of hair pulled back in a neat Steven Seagal-style ponytail or his boyish charm, but like bad-boy Seagal’s character it’s impossible to ignore this man and his mesmerizing art.

LeBold is making a guest appearance in Colorado Springs at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.  His collection of landscapes and still life work will be on exhibit for less than two weeks starting July 20. There’s a definite buzz on the street as invitations are received by collectors. On July 23, Hunter-Wolff Gallery is hosting a private Opening Reception, showcasing several dozen paintings inspired by LeBold’s European travels, the coastal region of Sesimbra, Portugal, where he paints throughout the seasons when not in Colorado visiting family.  If you love fine art and charming artists, especially one who freely showers patrons with beijos, call for an invitation.  Because of limited space and the popularity of this artist, the gallery is requesting attendees RSVP—we want to make sure that the banquet table is adequately stocked too!  Call to receive an invitation to this one-time-only exclusive Opening. 719-520-9494. Don’t miss it or the beijos.

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Sun Kissed Africa

July 8, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Nocturnal Invitation, 18x24 pastel by Marlene Kort

Nocturnal Invitation, 18x24 pastel by Marlene Kort

 

WHAT IS IT ABOUT SOME SUNSETS?  Some of the most beautiful sunsets seem to leave an impression that never fade.  I’m sure you remember at least one or two you wish you could have captured on film or painted.  Here’s one I wish I had seen myself.  But, like all good paintings–it takes me there in an instant and I can almost feel the heat of the day escaping.

 

One of Colorado Springs’ esteemed pastel artists, Marlene Kort, recently returned from a life-changing trip to Africa (more to come about that later). Although she has been home only a few weeks, she is wasting no time communicating what she saw and experienced through her gifted fingers at her easel. Marlene said the landscape was beautiful—surprisingly lush and green—and the sunsets were breathtaking.  Above is one of the first paintings inspired by her trip.  Can they get any better than this?

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Jazz Up Your World with Dodd

April 15, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Awakening 30x40 oil

Awakening 30x40 oil

La Luna

La Luna 18x24 oil

I can’t help myself; I’m simply a blabber-mouth. When we have great news, it is just impossible for me to keep quiet.  Bloggers are the first to hear the news about one of the finest Colorado artists joining our gallery.  Fran Dodd.  It’s been in the works for months now and finally we are so close, I can’t wait any longer. Remember her name because you will be seeing and hearing a lot about her.  The media will officially receive our news next week for release on May 1, followed by an Opening Reception to the public on May 7. Fran will be available in person to greet guests and unveil her “Color Me Beautiful” collection of oils and pastels. Several from the collection are on the website and available for pre-release sale. The savvy collectors will beat you to the punch so hurry to check it out.

 Why is she so special and creating a stir?  Just look at her art and you need to know little else.  She is a well-decorated artist. If you are looking for her credentials, we have them, but look at her art and who cares about credentials? If I lost all my senses except sight, I would be more than blessed to have her work in my world.  It is powerful.  It lights up your world. It sends you to a happy place. It makes you want more. Only those who have an affinity for black and white (the absence of any color) could disagree.  I invite you to share your reactions after you visit her work.

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Really Reilly, No Time for Rest

January 1, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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The Air Was Made of Gold 28 x 32Here and Now 12 x 12AutumnPath24x24Really Reilly, do you never sleep? This artist either has a motorized paint brush or she just never sleeps because she really cranks out the work. 

Laura Reilly called me just before Christmas and asked me to come by her studio to pick out a few paintings to add to the gallery (something we do on a regular basis).  Since we just sold two of her larger pieces, adding a few new pieces was in order.  But I didn’t find a few pieces; I found a dozen that make up an incredible collection.  To whet your appetite, we urge you to look at our website (the images are larger) and visit the gallery when you get some free time.  But, don’t wait too long because these beauties will not last.  They are truly lovely, priced to sell,  and will make your space feel bright and warm!

These Golden Days 16 x 8ColorsoftheFall3030WhenUWereHereWMe3040

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