The work of enormously talented artists will be on display during Exhibit III at Fine Line Designs (finelinedesignsgallery.com). The final exhibition of the season – running through Sept. 12 at 10376 Hwy 42 north of Ephraim – will begin with a reception Aug. 12, 4-7 pm, with artists Lori Beringer, Trish Coonrod, Thomas Tyers and Todd Voss on hand to meet visitors.
Honesty is the most important aspect of pastel artist and oil painter Beringer’s work. Influenced by Dan Gerhartz, Joaquin Sorolla, Nicolai Fechin and John Singer Sargent, she shows a similar ability to capture the excitement, energy and intimacy of landscapes, still lifes and portraits.
Fruit, candy and florals are oil painter Coonrod’s themes of choice. Her education and training at Washington University, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and the New York Academy of Art all shaped her approach to still-life painting and her passion for creating the illusion of three dimensions in a two-dimensional space.
Woodcarver Tyers can’t remember a time where he hasn’t thought about wildfowl and carving. During his 50 years as an artist, he’s earned more than 150 awards for his work throughout the U.S. and Canada, including three Best in Show awards at the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition.
Voss loves to paint Midwestern farmscapes. He creates field studies and takes reference photos of a locale before bringing the scene to life through a larger painting in his studio.