The first art show of the season will have an opening reception on Saturday, July 10, from 5 to 7 PM. The FHHL Gallery will feature the work of noted watercolorist Ray Curran. Join us for refreshments, lovely artwork and the chance to meet the artist.
The show is called “Rural Road Show” and illustrates the rural legacy structures that grace the New York countryside. It will also include watercolor paintings that Ray made last year in Huletts Landing. Ray is based in the Hudson Valley and has been featured in numerous solo shows around New York. He says of his work, “The use of watercolor as a medium is an ideal choice that feels like a natural extension of myself. Its spontaneous qualities of transparency and viscosity produce a result which seems like an expression of mind and spirit. To preserve those qualities o watercolor is a tremendous challenge…Major influences started with Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, both primarily from my home state of Maine but later John Singer Sargent and many others joined the rostrum of influences.”
Ray had a successful career as a professional urban and environmental planner, designer and teacher. Art has been an avocation and obsession throughout his life and became a full-time second career in recent years. Ray studied at the Art Students League, Parsons School of Design and the Woodstock School of Art. He now works in a studio in Olivebridge, New York where he makes his home. Since 2009 he has had solo shows in numerous venues throughout New work as well as several group and juried shows in the Mid-Hudson region.
The show will be on view until August 5th.
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