You are cordially invited to Somebody’s Gallery (Petoskey, MI) on Friday, July 7, 2017. There will be a wine and cheese reception from 6:00-8:00 pm to introduce myself and Darlene Mowatt. It would be lovely to see some of my Northern Michigan friends and collectors.
Channel (above) – A unique shaft of light cuts across the Grand Haven channel on this autumn day, turning the shaded areas on the hill to a rich burgundy. This piece should definitely be seen in person.
Have you seen the many historic farms in the Port Oneida area north of Glen Arbor? I’ve been there only once and can’t wait to go back again. Old white buildings always speak to me.
My solo exhibition at Holland Area Arts Council, “Timeless Structures: memories built with light,” begins Nov. 17, 2016, and will be on display through the middle of January. I would love to greet you at the Opening Reception on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:00-8:00 pm.
There will be 14 of my works…in various sizes…city, rural, and lakeshore…all with the theme of structures.
The 12″ x 12″ Farm Studies (below) will be among them, as well as a not-yet-posted 48″ x 48″ farm painting that resulted from these studies.
Farm Study #1, 12″x12″
Farm Study #2, 12″x12″
Farm Study #3, 12″x12″
Farm Study #4, 12″x12″
I hope you can attend the Opening. I would love to see old friends and make new ones!
For more information from Holland Area Arts Council, click here.
Karin Nelson, an award winning and nationally published artist from Grand Rapids, MI, is best known for her structures: city buildings, rustic barns … any manmade form with flat planes to reflect the sun. With the aid of large palette knives and cheap bristle brushes, she expresses her subjects with masculine lines and strong marks. And yet her paintings strike a warm, welcoming chord with her viewers, transporting them to memories from their past. She accomplishes this by representing the lighting conditions in her scenes with a realistic color palette, even though the subjects are slightly abstracted.
Karin explains, “I believe the strongest triggers to visual memory are related to light, and the endless combinations that make up its nuances. When I am successful in expressing the delicate, mysterious quality of light in the scene, there is a good chance that others have witnessed that same sight, and are brought to a place of memory. And that’s when the connection occurs between myself and the viewer.”