Well-known area artist, Alan Patrick, will exhibit new Indiana landscapes and still life oil paintings during the month of April at Gordy Fine Art in downtown Muncie.
A Mississinewa Suite: New Paintings by Alan Patrick opens with a First Thursday reception on April 1, 2010 from 5 to 8 PM. The public is invited to view the large panoramic panels and talk with the artist about his work. Light refreshments will be served, including the memorable “cheese pennies” crackers baked by his wife, Cindy Patrick.
Patrick, a former art teacher and award-winning potter, spends a great deal of time in nature. He and Cindy are known for their exceptional flower and vegetable gardens – and gourmet cooking – on their rural Delaware County property near the Mississinewa River. The wooded waterways of this area are what compel the accomplished artist to paint now. “I can pass by a place a hundred times and that place is just ordinary. There is nothing of visual interest there. Then, one day, it’s magic. It has color, form, light and drama. It has suddenly become a wonderful place to look at,” states the artist. “I know there is a painting there.”
Sixteeen, to be exact, which will be shown alongside a pair of luscious still life panels of mums, a sake bottle, old pottery, all painted in that realistic style that has captured numerous awards and honors for this Indiana artist.
“It is the reflective light, playing off the water, filtering through the trees, that convinces viewers that they are right there, in that quiet spot of Indiana woodlands,” offers Genny Gordy, co-owner of the downtown gallery/frame studio. “Solitude delivered in a painting.”
The Patrick exhibit will continue though April 30th and may be seen during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. Gordy Fine Art and Framing is located at 224 East Main Street in Muncie. For information call 765-284-8422 or visit www.gordyframing.com.