A mimosa-laced reception with a delicious plated brunch combined with moving stories about the titles given the fine art works by the artist Lee Munsell will be offered to the public on Friday, April 24th between 11:am to 3:pm at Fairweather’s Gallery.
Lee Munsell is a Luminist, as he explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for varying degrees of luminosity. He takes on the more difficult subjects of water, its weight, and it’s under tow in the tidal current.
Artist’s statement: “There is a design to the world and cosmos around us. There are lessons in everything created.”
The art critic William Havlicek wrote:
“Munsell uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations. At a time when excess is a great temptation for an artist, it is refreshing to find an individual like Munsell who embraces time-honored tradition then attempts the difficult. He may approach a silent mountain terrain where clouds and light are as much the subjects of the work as are the peaks, rivers and strong pines.
Munsell explores the profundity of water and light, presenting a shimmering work on rocks, or a glow of luminosity in back-lit waves. Taking effects of light is his way of expressing a belief in a supernatural origin for the natural universe. He seeks to convey the timeless and lasting effects of creation.
One gets the feeling that Munsell wants to communicate more about his subject than paint alone can suggest. Munsell’s works have a staying power which gains the more the works are experienced.”
His fine art work was exhibited during the Laguna Festival of the Arts, a sought after juried show.
His work is exhibited in selected galleries throughout the United States including a one man show at the World Art Gallery in Orange County.
He has traveled throughout the world to gather insights, takes photographs and does pencil sketches that allow him to take the inspiration for new work later in his studio along the Pacific Coast.
For more information, go to:
http://www.fairweatherhouseandgarden.com/ artist/ Lee Munsell