A Day En Plein Air | The Canyon Road Spring Arts Festival
Artists are often regarded as solitary people, toiling over easels and palettes in studios. But there is another side of art, and that’s the joy of coming out to paint in the fresh air and where audiences can observe the process. The Canyon Road Spring Arts Festival celebrates this desire to leave the confines of the studio as the weather permits, and gathers artists from across the world on where eager audiences can see the vast range of genres and styles at work in one event.
Here at Mark White Fine Art we also enjoy celebrating the season by inviting our artists to join us this popular event, and we’re excited that four of our painters will be here on Saturday May 12, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Come on down to see works by Mark White, Marshall Noice, Matthew Higginbotham and Andree Hudson come alive.
Mark’s paintings are as varied as his inspirations. From the soothing reflections off water to the endless landscape he follows where his passion takes him. Yet each piece invites viewers to contemplate and look for more, whether it be in the small details of a vista that one can relate to, or the shifting shapes in a reflection piece that makes one wonder what the world on the other side of the water looks like.
Marshall’s use of vivid color captures not the reality of a scene, but the underlying emotion of it. Through use of bold color his paintings convey the mood of a visit and allow him to document the changes in familiar places as the seasons and people visiting change.
Matthew seeks to portray the land in all it’s beauty, and his lustrous paintings are an homage to the everyday wonders around us. With scenes so realistic one feels that they could step past the canvas into the world beyond, his work is a reminder that there is infinite inspiration if one only looks for it.
Andree’s paintings are a celebration of life. Herds of horses and cattle thunder across her canvasses, while her human subjects often take on a more contemplative tone. Through use of bold color each one showcases the power of her subjects.