Joseph Barrett has painted Bucks County landscapes for over 40 years, and his current work highlights a surreal touch. Born in Midland, NC and raised on his maternal grandmother's plantation in Virginia, Barrett is heavily influenced by Fern Coppedge's Fauvist style and George Sotter's moonlit snow scenes.
He designs, hand carves and signs many of his own frames finished in metal leaf.
Alan Fetterman is easily the most recognizable name in the gallery's "core four" and his breathtaking work is also on view at the Michener museum. When fixing one's eyes onto his paintings for an extended time, brushwork takes the viewer into a multidimensional stereoscope with hypnotic effect.
"When you look at them up close," says Silverman's fine-art consultant Stephen Barth, "you see very, very thick spontaneous brushwork. And as you step back from them, they tighten up; it's an incredible thing."
Jennifer Hansen Rolli began painting as a child, inspired by her father on numerous country outings. She continues to be inspired by these same, endlessly changing landscapes and revels in the transition to paint on canvas. “Her work has a Kodachrome look with vibrant colors that cause them to have a life of their own. Her brushwork is exquisite," says Barth, "full of emotion and movement."
John Kane has been fascinated by art as far back as he can remember. He has a long-standing appreciation and love of landscape painting, working primarily outdoors rather than in his studio. With bold, thick brushstrokes, John keeps the viewer well aware of the atmosphere and climate. Impasto, color temperature and composition beckon the viewer to experience the artist’s journey.
John’s current work will be added to the gallery throughout August.