American Artist, Christine Graefe Drewyer, opens a new solo exhibit at Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art - New Hope PA.
Cocktail Reception October 6, from 2-5pm
A new collection of oil paintings by award winning American Landscape Artist Christine Graefe Drewyer will be featured at Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art from October 5 - 28, 2012.
The solo show titled "In the Moment" is a metaphor for this body of work that is intended to portray an immediate sense of time and place.
It is these very conditions which give the paintings their true value. This work evokes a connection to the land and imbues the viewer with a sense of timeless memory that can only be captured one moment at a time.
As with many of her works, Drewyer evokes a spiritual expression in this show. “I wanted to emphasize the ‘oneness’ of life – how we are all so alike – instead of focusing on our differences. Whether a landscape is of Maryland, Pennsylvania, or even France, there is always something that you can relate to, especially with sunsets, which have a universal appeal no matter where you are.” The landscape is more than a geographical location. These pieces communicate a spirit of beauty which is created by the way that atmospheric conditions and light brings life to the paintings.
Drewyer says that she likes to focus on moments in time with a lot of her work – a sunrise or sunset or dusk, those quick glimpses of everyday life – and describes her work as representational and tonal with a soft edge. “Original art has an energy all of its own,” she adds. “When I paint, it’s an actual place. I’m a realist in that way; nothing is added or imagined. I paint in plein air, and then go back to the studio to finish the painting because of the various layers and tones.”
The feature painting titled "The Messenger", a 30 x 24 oil on canvas, congers an indication of harmony between humankind and the natural world, instilling a feeling of hope and connectivity.
Also included in the exhibit will be some of Christine's still life and figurative paintings.
Christine is a member of the following prestigious organizations:
Member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, American Plains Artists, Salmagundi Club NYC, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Associate Member of Women Artists of the West, and the National Association of Professional & Executive Women.
The public is invited to join us for a cocktail reception hosted at the gallery on Saturday October 6, from 2-5 pm.
For more details call the gallery 215.862.5272 or visit their web site buckscountygalleryart.com/events