Rick D. Wilson amazed everyone attending the annual PleinAir Publisher's Invitational at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack Mountains with his talents as a painter, musician, and singer. After a day of creating plein air paintings of the breathtaking beauty of the lakes, waterfalls, mountains, and streams in the park, he would sit on the porch overlooking Lower St. Regis Lake and entertain everyone with his musical talents.
Wilson serenading other artists who attended the PleinAir Publisher's Invitational event
Since attending last summer's gathering, Wilson has been developing studio paintings based on the plein air pieces he created on location. A group of 10 outdoor paintings and 11 studio works will be included in this exhibition at Sigman's Fine Art Gallery in Indianapolis. The exhibition opens on November 15.
"Dawn in the Adirondacks," by Rick D. Wilson, oil, 9 x 12 in.
"Ausable River," by Rick D. Wilson, oil, 20 x 16 in.
"For me, painting is a spiritual experience," Wilson says on his website. "The world has truly been blessed with an unending array of nature's beauty. God has pulled all this beauty here for our enjoyment." The next Publisher's Invitational Paint-Out is scheduled for June 18-23, 2013 (www.ericrhoads.com). For more information on Rick D. Wilson and his exhibition, visit www.winstar.com/wilsonart/ or www.sigmansgallery.com.