For the months of April, May and June, Hawk Creek Gallery is welcoming back Fred and Rosemary Achelpohl, of Dallas, Texas, as this year’s Spring Artists in Residence. This will be their third stint as Artists-in-Residence at the gallery.
Fred and Rosemary are a unique couple, each with very different approaches to creating their exceptional works of art in oil paints. Fred has become a favorite landscape painter in the Dallas area, translating his travels into expressive impressions ranging from European villages to American rivers and landscapes. Recently he has been working on a series of paintings depicting the historical Grapevine area of Dallas.
Rosemary utilizes bright colors, applied in thick oil paint, to create joyful abstract, floral and landscape paintings based on her world travels. Her love for Cezanne and Matisse is evident throughout her work. Her creative energy is expressed in her work and her life, which she enjoys sharing through her painting, stories and teaching.
The Achelpohl’s are represented by the Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine, Texas and the Gallery at Midtown in Dallas.
A very busy summer has come and gone at the Hawk Creek Gallery. The Oregon coast had an unusually warm and sunny summer and people responded by flooding to the beach. Even with the crush of traffic I did manage to produce an number of paintings and am looking forward to the quieter months of autumn and winter to continue my studio work. I'm also looking forward to another trip to Italy and the wonderful subject I always find there. Stay tuned for new work from this journey!
My Artist in Residence for the fall months at the gallery is Nancy Klos, a wonderful artist from Portland.
Ms. Klos graduated with a degree in Fine Art and minor in Art History from Connecticut College. She also earned a double major in French Literature. When she lived in France she studied: "Art through the Ages" at the Louvre, Plein Air Painting in the Dordogne with The Parson's School of Design (NYC/Paris) and French History in Aix-En-Provence. Ten years after completing school in Fine Art Nancy moved to Portland and went on to study French Pictorial Tapestry, Surface Design and Mixed Media Painting at The Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Klos Studios celebrates 25 years of designing original art for a national clientele. Nancy's work in tapestry has been featured on OPB's ArtBeat HGTV's Modern Masters and in national magazines: "Handwoven", "Surface Design" and "Ornament". Look for Nancy's monthly Friday workshops "Lessons from the Masters" on the OSA website: www.OregonSocietyofArtists.org
Ms. Klos has taught art to all ages at The Portland Art Museum, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Creative Arts Community at Menucha, Portland State University, The Oregon Society of Artists (member since 2008)
I hope anyone in the Neskowin area this fall will stop by the gallery, meet Nancy and check out her artwork!