Two stalwarts of the Ohio Plein Air Society, Doreen St. John and Chuck Marshall, are in the spotlight in this exhibition, which will be on view at Turner Studio & Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, through April 25.
“This show brings together two very strong artists with different palettes and approaches to the landscape,” says Bridgette Turner, owner of Turner Studio & Gallery. “Both St. John and Marshall interpret light and atmosphere differently, but it works. Both artists’ work is well grounded in compositional skills and a strong understanding of color relationships and mood.”
“Dusk at the Prairie,” by Doreen St. John, pastel on panel, 16 x 20 in.
“Adirondack Woodland,” by Doreen St. John, oil on linen panel, 24 x 18 in.
St. John says the pairing of the artists is a lovely opportunity to compare and contrast. “It was interesting to see how, even though Chuck and I like to paint similar subjects, our interpretations are very different,” St. John explains. “For this show, several of my paintings are the culmination of the past year focusing on Ohio’s prairies, while others are examples of my love of nature and the way light and color affect the mood of a scene or subject. I want the viewer to feel what I felt … to feel drawn into the work … to stimulate the senses and perhaps jog a memory of a similar scene.”
“Through the Woods,” by Chuck Marshall, oil on board, 18 x 16 1/2 in.
For more information, see the gallery’s show announcement.