MoonTree Studios invites you to meet the artist at the opening reception for Finding the Light (and the Shadows) to be held in the gallery on Saturday, April 22, 2017; 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. The featured artist is South Bend watercolorist Daniel J. Slattery.
Slattery uses control and detail to capture dramatic effects of light and color in his watercolor work. His artwork has included portraits, landscapes and seascapes, as well as book and magazine illustration. Slattery has taught watercolor at the South Bend Museum of Art, the Buchanan Art Center, and MoonTree Studios. He is a member of the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society and past President of Northern Indiana Artists, Inc. Slattery has served on the Boards of Directors of both organizations.
About Finding the Light (and the Shadows), Slattery says, “The most compelling element in any painting I attempt is the dramatic effect of light and shadow. Contrast always plays a large role in shaping my approach to a subject. In recent years, dramatic low light scenes which evoke strong moods and memories have come to the forefront. In each case, light, shadow, and atmosphere play a prominent role in preserving in paint a definite time, place, and emotion. Using careful control to depict details of light and shadow, I try to create scenes that appear so real that the viewer feels that it would be possible to step into the painting.”
MoonTree Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Groups are welcome. Please call in advance for an appointment at times other than these. Closing day for Finding the Light (and the Shadows) will be May 26, 2017.