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“Winter Days” Opening Reception

Thursday, January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the opening of

“Winter Days”

Thursday, January 16th from 6-9 pm

**Opening Receptions for our new shows will now be held on the Third Thursday of each month**

John Pompeo
The subjects John is inspired to paint usually have one thing in common…a sense of serenity. He is in love with the countryside surrounding his studio in idyllic Chester County, PA. The woods, creeks, rolling hills and farmland provide endless points of artistic exploration. Each new painting starts with a walk, bike ride or drive. Eventually, something makes him stop in his tracks as he enthusiastically tries to capture a feeling with photos, sketches and sometimes a Plein-air study. He considers these “notes” that he then takes back to his studio to play with. His intention is always to produce pieces that inspire, awaken, and soothe, whether they are briefly being viewed in a gallery, or contributing to the harmonious energy of a client’s living room.
Alice Dustin
Alice Dustin is an oil painter who delights in color and the way oil paint can be put down with a brush. She is known for her impressionistic style, a natural result of alla prima painting, done in or outdoors reacting to the subject at hand.  Alice has chosen her medium to suit her talents and personality. She is an enthusiastic and spontaneous person and finds the qualities of oil paint suit her well. She enjoys the creamy consistency of oils which she applies to a prepared surface that allows for a fluid movement of the paint. Doing a loose under-painting she grounds her expression in a clear and dramatic sense of light and dark. From there she is free to respond to color and to make the brush stroke give life to her work. She appreciates the understated and ultimately finds harmony in simple themes.
Diane Cannon
Inspiration for Diane’s paintings is drawn from children, the Brandywine Valley environment, her travels, and the Brandywine River Museum where she volunteers.  She has been a frequent award winner in many juried shows.  She studies, paints and exhibits at the Howard Pyle Studio in Wilmingtion DE.  Her work has been featured in publications such as Splash 13, The Best of Watercolor; Splash 16: Exploring Texture; Acrylic Works, The Best of Acrylic Painting; and in the magazine Artists & Illustrators.
Lidia Kohutiak
“Many of us look without seeing, but it is essential to really absorb and assimilate what is around us or in front of us”.  Lidia believes painting is a celebration of the beauty that is around us.  The act of applying paint to canvas has always been intriguing to her.  To transform a two-dimensional surface and give it a feeling of space with carefully arranged brushstrokes using the right colors and values is pure magic.  Lidia’s style is realistic, representational and sometimes close to impressionistic.  She loves to paint fast in a loosely realistic manner with quick bold strokes that capture the essence of the subject matter.  For her, every painting is a journey and a challenge.  She loves the way light changes at different times of day and how the mood of the subject is affected by these changes.  Nature is a continuous source of inspiration.
Barbara Grant
Barbara Grant is an honors graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.  She has received many prestigious awards for her paintings including the J. Henry Schiedt Traveling Scholarship, The Thouron Prize for composition, The Robert Ricker Memorial Prize for landscape, The Cadwalader Prize for portraiture from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Samuel S. Fleischer “Challenge Exhibition” sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  A Chester County artist, her work is featured in “100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley”, by Philadelphia Inquirer art critic, Catherine Quillman. CNN Headline News featured her work on “Up Close Creativity”.  She has participated in over 100 juried shows and numerous solo shows. Her work now resides in the permanent collection of the State Museum of Pennsylvania as well as numerous private and corporate collections.   Barbara is a mother of two, grandmother of five.  She lives and works in Charlestown Township, Chester County PA.
Casey Lynch
Caset Lynch often feels like a 3D artist working in a 2D medium. There is a drive to add more dimension, to make it more vocal. This play with dimension allows the paper cutter in her to live, very happily, with her sculptural heart. The portraits she makes are up to 8 hand-cut layers of paper, each layer meticulously cut and assembled to build up depth that from a distance, can appear as a pencil drawing and up close seem to be a sea of chaos.
Meanwhile, the glass on glass frames and the shadow boxes of her single sheet papercuts let the work cast a shadow behind itself. She is intrigued by shadowplay, the themes of shadows in literature, and its failure to exist without light. Shadows allow her to add depth without compromising the clean lines and content created with her knife.


Thursday, January 16
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Square Pear Fine Art Gallery


Square Pear Gallery
200 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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