One of the rising stars in the community of plein air painters is Tennessee artist Roger Dale Brown, who is about to exhibit paintings in several locations.
M Gallery of Fine Art in Charleston, South Carolina, will present an exhibition featuring landscape artist Roger Dale Brown, known nationally for his works depicting the beautiful scenery across the United States. The show will be composed of 15 original oil paintings and hang from March 1-31. The opening reception will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at M Gallery of Fine Art, SE 43 Broad Street in Charleston. In addition, Brown will have paintings included in the Best of the Eastern Shore exhibition at the Troika Gallery in Easton, Maryland, from March 1-April 1, 2013.
“San Juan Capistrano,” by Roger Dale Brown, oil, 12 x 16 in.
Born in Birmingham Alabama, Brown now lives in Franklin, Tennessee. His earliest artistic influences were pen-and-ink drawings, and etchings done by the masters of the past. Brown spent countless hours in his youth sketching historical buildings, figures, and seascapes in pen and ink. Brown’s initial studies in oil painting followed the impressionist technique. He studied with nationally recognized artist Everett Raymond Kinstler and landscape artist Scott Christensen, and mentored with Dawn Whitelaw. He continued his studies with master artists Quang Ho and Charles Warren Mundy, as well as studying the writings of Edgar Payne, John Carlson, and Andrew Wyeth.
“Winter Thaw,” by Roger Dale Brown, oil, 24 x 36 in.
Brown believes that studying and painting from life is essential to being a good artist. He spends hours painting on location to enhance his ability to see the nuances of a scene, a day, or an object. He considers this one of the elements necessary to create a successful painting, either on location or in the studio. Brown says, “By studying the facets of a location, I get the knowledge and inspiration to create my paintings.” For more information, visit www.rogerdalebrown.com.