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Learn About Art At ArtWalk

April 2, 2015 in Art,art education,Art Gallery,Artists,Best of the Springs,Clay and Fiber,Clifford T. Bailey,Colorado,Fine Art,Glow Pots,Justin Clements oils,Marlene Kort,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings,Pottery,Raku,Willow Bend Studios | Comments (0)

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ArtWalkImage2015Old Colorado City (Colorado Springs) offers a monthly art event, every first Friday of the month, that welcomes all ages and is family friendly.  If you are looking for a way to stretch your legs and learn something new about art, get your walking shoes on and expect to spend at least 2 hours admiring, learning, and considering new art. With 15 venues along Colorado Avenue, from 23rd to 27th Streets, you will find something to peak your interests. Hundreds of artists exhibit work and there is no shortage of styles and techniques.

At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Avenue, ArtWalkers have the opportunity to meet many artists.  On April 3, David Newton, Justin Clements, Gina Grundemann, Gary Vigen, Marlene Kort, and many others will be available to answer questions.  Selling art is their livelihood and we can’t think of a better way to support artists than to come prepared to fall in love with original art and take it home to admire in your own home.

Hunter-Wolff Gallery will also have staff on hand to help guide you through the gallery if needed and point you in the direction for the next discovery along W. Colorado Avenue.

What do you think of these examples of art work being shown at Friday, April 3 ArtWalk?

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Stills, Far From Dead

November 2, 2014 in Art,Art Gallery,Clifford T. Bailey,Colorado,Janelle Cox,Oils | Comments (0)

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Still Life

16×12 Still Life by Greg Custer

He’s busy. He’s teaching. He’s working on new work for Hunter-Wolff Gallery! There’s little downtime in the life of an artist.His name is Greg Custer and like many artists, Greg is happy to let someone else name his paintings.  His newest painting (left) is beautiful and deserves a beautiful name. Greg asked that we name his painting so it doesn’t have to hang on the wall called “Still Life”. We are happy to accept ideas from our readers, too.

Did you know that a still life painting is the study of inanimate objects (referred to a nature morte which is a French term meaning dead nature)? Often, the objects are ordinary, everyday objects that anyone might recognize. Still lifes are often groupings that include floral arrangements, fruit, vegetables, kitchenware, and more. But, perhaps even more importantly, a key feature of still life art work is the degree of control that the artist can exercise over the work. The elements that make up a still life are grouped or positioned by the artist. Lighting is also an important element in a still to create a mood. Still life painting can be seen to be a relatively pure, even abstract, form of art.

While still life painting can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, it was only with the Dutch painters of the 17th century that it came into its own as a painting genre. Still life artists of the 19th century such as Cezanne, Renoir, Fantin-Latour and, in the United States, Raphaelle Peale took still life painting in new directions.

Stills remain a popular genre and often found in art collections to some degree. Highly popular Hunter-Wolff Gallery artists who specialize in this genre include Greg Custer, Clifford T. Bailey, Janelle Cox, Justin Clements, and more.

We look forward to learning if you are a collector or fan of still life paintings. Send us 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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The Art of ArtWalk Mojo

March 29, 2011 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Preparing for ArtWalk might sound like time-consuming, hard work for the galleries but we are having so much fun we hardly notice.  Ina few days, you will see the results of our fun.  This year’s ArtWalk begins April 1  and includes 13 different locations in Old Colorado City.  Not only canArtWalkers enjoy new collections and meet new artists at some of their old favorite spots, but also they will get to explore some new ArtWalk hosts to get the art mojo moving.

Corner Cafe, Paris by Laura Reilly

Corner Cafe, Paris by Laura Reilly

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Blown Glass by Donna Gordon

So what’s new at Hunter-Wolff Gallery? Laura Reilly has several new pieces, capturing what she is so good at— painting street scenes. If you can’t visit Paris this year, you might have to bring Paris home with you. There is nothing like springtime in Paris and her Paris street scenes will  whisk you away in a second. Donna Gordon also delivered a large collection of new glasswork— all free-flowing, fresh colors and irresistible.   Patience Heyl has been spending time working with live models and bringing the human form out of the shadows and into the light. She really makes magic happen on her canvas.  There are oodles more to explore.

Sweet Dreams by Patience Heyl

Sweet Dreams by Patience Heyl

You are going to find your own favorites and will get jazzed up on being entertained while getting hooked as an ArtWalker.   Veteran ArtWalkers can tell you, “it’s the best way to feed your soul and get your fill of creative energy.” 

Stop by between 5 pm and 8 pm, and we will have a chat about your favorites.

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Meet Today’s Master Painters – September 3

August 31, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Things are happening fast at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.  It sometimes feels like we are in a time-machine, speeding ahead without any memory of yesterday. One exciting show ends and another opens.  We hope you don’t let our newest show slip by; it’s worth marking on your calendar so you get to see a wonderful, modern-day master.

September’s one-person exhibit and sale, showcasing Jeannie Breeding’s “Lands Near and Far” was just hung and ready for visitors and art enthusiasts.  Jeannie’s travels to Greece, Spain , China and other beautiful destinations inspired these intriguing masterpieces.  Stop by her Opening show on Friday, September 3 between 5-9 pm.  The exhibit will be displayed until the end of the month.

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Tinos Churches 12" x 16" oil on linen panel

 

How many churches do you see in this painting?  Look closer, there are more than one in this painting Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea and located in the Cyclades archipelago. Don’t see more than one church?  Stop by and search in person and feel the beauty of this wonderful island.

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Sunrise over the Yangtze 16" x 20" oil on linen panel

Jeannie also took a month long trip to China a few years ago.  She found that the sunrises and sunsets were spectacular, especially along the Liang and Yangtze Rivers due to the heavy atmospheric conditions. The Yangtze River (literally “The Long River”) is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.  She cruised down the Yangtze for nine days and took a one day cruise down the Liang River in Guilin.

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The Red Bicycle 16" x 8" oil on canvas

Jeannie found this red bicycle propped against an old stone and brick building on a cobble-stone street in Chania, an old Venetian harbor town on the island of Crete. Chaniá (also Chania, Hania, and Xania) is the second largest city of Crete.

Don’t let September — or Opening night — escape you.  This is a show you can visit over and over and over.  More images from Jeannie’s exhibit are found at her page on our website.  Each show piece title  is preceded with “Lands Near & Far”.  See what the “Examiner” says about Jeannie at Examiner.

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An Antidote for the Status Quo

August 25, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Mt. Massive Wildflowers, 40x30

Mt. Massive Wildflowers, 40x30

Let’s hope the status quo is challenged and looks different soon says some of our clients, frustrated with the economy.  I couldn’t agree more.  In the art world, it’s a term not often used.  Artists can’t grow and bring new ideas to the forefront without challenging themselves, improving their skill and developing new concepts.  What’s going on in the economy is something else; something we all can’t wait to see change and improve.

In the meantime, one thing we can count on is experiencing originality and beauty by collecting art.  Art transfers positive energy to our personal lives.  Being immersed in the art business 24/7, I sometimes take that for granted .  After returning from being away for more than a week, I experienced “with fresh eyes” what visitors see when they walk through the door. It was reassuring to feel a much needed escape from the status quo and so much positive charge among our collections.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see new artwork hanging on the wall by Laura Reilly, Marlene Kort and some of our other dedicated artists. It was a wonderful reminder that we continue to offer what is important and needed in our lives to stay uplifted and positive about the future.  Stop in soon and see the new work now hanging by Laura Reilly—her work is always charged with energy, aesthetically appealing with a fresh contemporary flair and clearly provides the perfect antidote for the status quo.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow ~ Albert Einstein

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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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Christmas in May???

May 2, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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It’s only May and Christmas is a long way off but you know that feeling of anticipation one feels seeing special gifts under the tree? That’s the feeling I get every time an artist announces new work is coming to the gallery. So when Laura Reilly called to tell me she just completed six or seven new paintings from her recent paint-out in San Padre Island, Cabana Beach and the Gulf coast, I could barely wait for her arrival. I know that all my senses were on alert and I was almost giddy; after all I am one of the first people to see her efforts.  She was about to reveal the results of many hours of work; work that she poured her heart and soul into every brush stroke for our approval and hopefully a meaningful connection. I know she too was excited to show off her new collection and looked to me for an immediate response.

I wanted to rush over and pull away the wrappings. My mind’s eye conjured up all kinds of images until the bubble-wrap was removed, fully revealing her latest prizes. One by one, Laura revealed her wonderful experiences and memories locked in oil on canvas.  OMG … so lovely.  Now that we have celebrated “Christmas”, it’s your turn to enjoy her gifts.  Here’s a quick look of several pieces from this lovely collection of seven 9×12 paintings. Stop in and let’s compare reactions.  These seven paintings are some of Laura Reilly’s best.  It’s easy to see this trip agreed with her. You too can take a trip just by visiting her work. Can you see yourself wiggling your toes on “her” beach in San Padre Island?

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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!

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