22nd annual Toledo Labor Day Weekend Art Walk – focus on “en plein air”; a specialty of Ivan’s and the foundation for his masterful ability to capture light and shadows in his oil paintings since he began painting over forty years ago. There will be a selection of landscape, marine and plein air oil paintings on view at Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery during the 22nd annual Toledo Art Walk this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 5,6 & 7, 10-5.
For decades Ivan has painted the landscapes of the Canadian Rockies all the way to the high desert of New Mexico. He loves the way light transforms the landscape, especially in early morning when the air is fresh and the shadows are long and
transparent. “I believe the best way to paint the beautiful subtleties of light is with easel, firmly planted where it’s happening, on a cliff edge, riverbank or sand dune” Ivan remarked.
Long before “en plein air” became fashionable, Ivan did just that when he first began painting in the Rocky Mountains. No matter what it’s called, it’s evident that hundreds of outdoor paintings truly make a difference when it comes to the making of indoor studio paintings.
Painted with energy and confidence, the paintings are alive, each one with a unique mood, light and authentic sense of place.
Ivan’s latest upcoming national exhibit includes “Unveiling,” selected by the 16th Annual National American Impressionist Society Exhibition for its show at the prestigious Trailside Gallery, in Scottsdale AZ. “Unveiling” graces the walls October 1– 29, at Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery, 207 East Graham St. as well as during the Toledo Labor Day Art Weekend, Sept. 5,6 & 7th, from 10am to 5pm daily.
More information can be found at www.ivankelly.com
or call (541) 336.1124.