April Art Opening!

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John Silver Art Opening

at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery April 7th from 5-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaufort Historical Association welcomes back artist John Silver to the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery located at the Beaufort Historic Site April 7th from 5pm-7pm. John Silver was the featured artist for the 49th Annual Old Homes Tour and we are thrilled to have him back in Beaufort!

Silver paints “en plein air”, a French expression meaning “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.  Silver’s breathtaking oil paintings use rich neutrals with intense highlights to draw the eye to the focal point of the paintings.

“As a representational painter, my subject material comes from my life and my personal point of view.  I believe this keeps me honest to my work and to myself,” says Silver who paints with his easel facing the opposite direction to his focus to ‘not pay so much attention to the details.’