“Langley Inside and Out” opens Dec. 7, 2013 at Brackenwood Gallery. The Artist’s Reception is from 5-7 PM. We are thrilled to have this show added to an already wonderful collection of “Small Pleasures”. Ray’s paintings capture the essence of Langley. Cozy restaurants with chatting patrons, funky houses or hand made items in a local shop, no matter what the subject Phyllis seems to tell Langley’s story well.
Ray’s color pallet is cheery and bold and the statement that emanates through her paintings is that Langley is a place where people gather, connect and enjoy life. In a nutshell, the paintings are uplifting! Who knows, you might even recognize yourself in one of them!
Ray’s work is also artistically strong. Her sense of composition, use of light and shadow create balanced paintings that draw the viewer into the piece. Phyllis combines realism with a loose painting style giving the work a nice complexity. Many people feel that great art touches the mind, heart and soul of the viewer and I feel like Ray’s love affair with Langley is felt through her work.
We also have Phyllis Ray's 2014 calendars for sale. Pick one up and you can take a little bit of the show home with you to enjoy all year round.
“Small Pleasures” continues as well with new work from Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Liz Axford a new textile artist, LaChaussee glass ornaments, Georgia Gerber sculptures, Pete Jordan paintings, tiny bronze Frogs by Peregrine O'Gormley and many other works from the esteemed artists we represent. We also have several new jewelry offerings from our various jewelers.
Brackenwood Gallery is looking forward to seeing you this holiday season as you look for that special gift for loved ones or a new wrap to accent a dress for an outing. So pop in for a cup of Christmas cheer and enjoy the art! Wishing you all Happy Holidays!