"This collection of beautiful work explores a subtler side of romance," states the gallery's owner, Nancy Winch. "As with so many fine paintings, there is intrigue and the viewer is often left to finish the story the artist starts."
"Inspired by the theme of the show, I wanted to create work that expresses a personal and intimate feel," artist Aaron Westerberg told American Art Collector for their February 2013 (vol. 88) edition. "It was important to me to capture and reflect back on the canvases imagery infused with the passionate and mystical feeling of love and romance." He does just that by employing the color everyone associate with love: red.
This is Pauline Roche's first showing at Gardner Colby Gallery. She told American Art Collector that she strives to create paintings that express a sense of timelessness, elegance and quietness. "When I heard that the theme of the show would be a touch of romance," Roche told the magazine, "I felt a painting of a tender quiet moment for a couple in a beautiful museum would be a good choice ...." Museum settings filled with paintings and sculpture, historic buildings with grand architecture and people involved in dance and musical performances are recurring themes in Roche's figurative work.
Goodwin is widely known and critically acclaimed for her epicurean settings featuring restaurants, wineries and hotel dining rooms located in romantic locales throughout France. For A Touch of Romance, though, Goodwin explored California's Napa Valley. "The wineries and restaurants there are so charming, particularly Bouchon and The French Laundry, which are both featured in this show," she told American Art Collector.
The show opens with a reception on February 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome, but is requested to RSVP by telephoning 239-403-7787 or messaging email@example.com.
Gardner Colby Gallery represents roughly four dozen artists whose works span a wide range of genres and mediums. However, the gallery’s primary focus is on realism, impressionism and abstract works of art, as well as a number of significant representational sculptures including the large scale works of Tim Brown, which are made of powder coated forged steel.
For more information, please visit www.gardnercolbygallery.com.