Fine Line Designs Gallery is embarking on the next exhibit of the 2016 summer season, with the premiere of Exhibit II on June 10. An artist reception for the exhibit is scheduled for June 11, 4 – 7 pm, and will feature oil painter Dean Bradshaw, fiber artist Martha Fieber, acrylic painter Richard Patt, and glass artist Robinson Scott. Fieber will also be at Fine Line on June 12, 11 am – 2 pm, demonstrating her intricate fiber art techniques.
Growing up in southern California, oil painter Dean Bradshaw spent every moment he could hiking and observing the intricacies of light and form. After a successful career in furniture building and fabrication, Bradshaw decided to paint full time. Relying on good memory, he works en plein air – looking for strong design elements and dramatic lighting.
Fiber artist Martha Fieber has long been a favorite a Fine Line, and with good reason. What looks at first glance to be oil paintings of trees and forests are actually “Landscapes in Thread” – created with hundreds of thin stitches of intricate embroidery.
Acrylic painter Richard Patt focused on the barns of the Wisconsin landscape for several years for his subject matter. In addition to the bright colors, pronounced shapes, and “barnwood” texture of his works, there’s another theme – a strong horizontal linear quality.
Robinson Scott’s hand-blown glass is created using many Swedish color-layering techniques, combined with his own variations, developed and perfected through 40 years of experimental evolutions in glass. Each piece creates a three-dimensional viewing experience, combining subtle color presence and complex design with each individual form.
Exhibit II will run from June 10 – July 4. Fine Line Designs Gallery is located at 10376 Highway 42 in north Ephraim. For more information, visit finelinedesignsgallery.com or call 920.854.4343.