Todd A. Loe ｜ November 4 - December 15
“If I can figure out how to put a sunset in an earlobe, I will”
This Columbus, Ohio artist does soft pastel paintings that explore a variety of themes. His dreamy landscape paintings reflect a fascination with peace and solitude and explore the relationship between imagination and reality using color to define shapes and create the illusion of depth. The process begins with a photo taken by the artist. Using the photograph he constructs a composition with pastel on paper. He then moves outside and paints plein air to more realistically reference his choice of colors. The results are colorful pastel paintings that have a dream like, mystical quality. Todd’s portraits often impart an impactful realism. He views portraits as ‘people landscapes’; he often uses a photograph for the initial inspiration, and then uses his own translation of colors and forms to create a new image.
Ohio Pastel Artists League｜ August 3-31
OPAL was founded in 2012. Griffin Gallery is proud to host juried show featuring 30 artists. Join us in for an opening reception on August 3, 6:30-8:00. Meet the artists, learn about pastels and enjoy refreshments in our Gallery at Creekside.