Two artists of the ARTery Gallery whose work exemplifies pride of place and love of the natural world will exhibit together until Nov. 4
Randall FitzGerald and Marie Liu are longtime members of the 20-year-old cooperative gallery in Milford and have exhibited together annually for a decade. They complement each other’s themes through very different means.
Marie Liu's inspiration for the past decade has been the Delaware River Valley. She views the region as a character with which she has a relationship. She paints the region’s many moods and nuances, its beauty and its natural treasures.
The Delaware River Valley’s history and, particularly, Gifford Pinchot have factored heavily in her oil paintings. Inspired by Gifford "the old Chief," she never tires of telling his story through her paintings and to anyone who will listen. This year’s exhibit will include several new imaginative portrayals of Pinchot, her landscapes of the region and a real waterfall in the gallery’s storefront window.
Randall FitzGerald is a digital artist who transforms photographs of scenes from the natural environment and transforms them into paintings, using digital paint brushes. These paintings are printed, using archival inks, on surfaces such as canvas, watercolor paper and homemade paper. The paintings are then finished with either traditional watercolors or acrylic paint or both.
His exhibit represents his interaction with the cultural heritage and natural history of the landscape. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his renderings reflect his personal vision of current American life. Each painting portrays his emotional connection with the subject matter, which is deeply rooted in his obsession to capture the intrinsic value of natural and human-made landscapes.
A reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 12.
The gallery, 210 Broad St., is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
The exhibit and reception are free.