Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1 - 4pm
To start off 2014, the Knowlton Gallery’s first show will feature three distinct artists we feel are worthy of serious consideration for one’s art collection. They are, Andy Evansen Carolyn Hesse-Low and Jim McVicker.
Andy Evansen, a watercolorist from Minnesota, was elected in 2013, to be a Signature Member of the Plein-Air Painters of America. Largely self taught, Evansen continues to steadily work his way to the top. He served a President of the Minnesota Watercolor Society from 2004 – 2006 and teaches workshops around the U.S. In 2013 he exhibited in Catalina, The Wild Side Art Show and Sale, Catalina Island, as well as Celebrating Summer the P.A.P.A. show at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI.
Carolyn Hesse-Low, an oil painter from La Jolla, California, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and continued her training at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In the style of the early California Impressionists, her plein air landscapes, figures and marine subjects capture the changing mood and rugged beauty of what she sees. She is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, the National Watercolor Society, the American Impressionist Society and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
Jim McVicker, an oil painter from Humboldt County in Northern California, is another largely self-taught artist who works both in the studio and from nature. He is best known for his meticulous still lifes. He also paints daily along the California coast and the rural landscapes in and around his home.