August 7 - 29, 2021
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is delighted to present a new show "A Legacy of Light" oil paintings by Featured Artist Mark Wells (1947-2021). His passion for New England landscapes shines in his paintings and this tribute to him is very special. The Featured Artist Show will run from August 7 - 29, 2021. Come meet the Featured Artist Mark Wells's wife and family and other artists at the opening reception from 5 – 8pm on Saturday August 7, 2021.
Mark Wells recently passed away, but before he left us, he gave insights into his love of painting. "My artistic goal is to capture the essence and mood of the New England landscape," Mark Wells said in his artist statement. "In this beginning phase I work quickly, assimilating the massive amount of information presented by nature into the forms, colors, composition and mood that most interest me. In the following days after an outdoor session, I work on the painting in my studio. I start by making subtle changes in the composition, strengthening some of the details, establishing color relationships and highlighting the lights and darks," he said. His hope was that the viewer could share with him his love of the landscapes of the Northeast states and that they may enjoy his attempts to bring some of that beauty to canvas.
Wells studied Fine Arts at the Paier School of Art in Hamden and received an associates degree in Art from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted, CT. He also attended drawing and paintings workshops at the Washington Art Association and the Creative Arts Studio in New Haven. His award winning paintings have been shown throughout Connecticut and in Bennington, Vermont and are in private collections. Mark was a Vietnam veteran. He worked in electrical supply for 30 years, but his passion was painting. He lived in Northfield, CT.
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