The FynArts Gallery celebrates spring with an en plein air landscape exhibition, ’Light Gestures’. This group exhibition brings together accomplished local en plein air artists, Maureen Tomaino, Charmé Southey and Christopher Reid.
Both Southey and Tomaino attain in their watercolour paintings a translucence and weightless, transient quality that is evoked in the spontaneous fluidity of Southey’s work, and in the considered clarity of Tomaino’s work. In contrast, Reid, in his pastel drawings captures a weighty gravity of form with his bold application of the medium.
The three artists share a strong preference for working on location in the open air, the benefits of which are summed up by French Impressionist artist, Eugene Boudin, when he said: Everything that is painted directly on the spot, always has a strength, a power, a vividness of touch that one doesn’t find again in the studio.
In these works the en plein air artists capture the essence of the cyclic, shifting mood and face of the natural world around them.
Opening on Thursday 29 August at 17:30 for 18:00. FynArts gallery, 2 Harbour Road, Hermanus. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org