D'ARCY SIMPSON ART WORKS
Contemporary art and design for your home by from local Hudson Valley artists
Gretchen Kelly Artist's Reception Friday and Saturday November 20 and 21 4pm-7pm
Fast and Free, Slow and Steady:
Works From Life and Nature by Gretchen Kelly
Gretchen Kelly’s show at D’Arcy Simpson Artworks
presents the artist’s botanical and life figure paintings together in a provocative juxtaposition of style, subject and effect.
Her chosen medium for both subjects is gouache and watercolor, but her artistic approach to each differs greatly. Gretchen paints the figure from life in an expressionist style that is fast, free, color-rich and spontaneously joyful. Her botanicals are similarly painted from life, but the process is contrastingly slow and steady and the work mono-chromatic and deeply contemplative.
Showing these disparate works side by side offers viewers a rare and wonderful opportunity to explore how Gretchen studies nature, life, and beauty and expresses her vision with stunning artistic agility and emotion.