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Michael Ireland: “Then, Now & When”
November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
3rd Thursdays Virtual Art Night Out Series
Watercolorist Michael Ireland has participated in the creative process for over 50 years, beginning with his studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Upon leaving art school, Michael moved to a farmhouse in Cary, Illinois. Hel drew and painted continually, crafting his skills as an artist. The river valley, along with the surrounding prairies, forests and landscapes set the groundwork for many of his paintings to this day. Today, Michael is nationally recognized for his sweeping landscapes that challenge both size and scale.
This exhibit showcases his new work along with other pieces that have stood the test of time. He says, “In most cases, it’s nature that is my muse and the timelessness that has spanned then, now and when. Much of my work is executed in a fairly large scale and large format by transparent watercolor standards. I enjoy the challenge of reining in a huge wash and working over the full sheet with the sweep of each color pass and the ability to weave details of color all the while defining form within form. My goal is to create a piece that is as interesting up close as it is simple and strong from afar.”