Is all that we see or seem, but a dream within a dream.” Edgar Allan Poe
When our Saturday plans got unexpectedly changed, we jumped at the opportunity to check out the latest exhibition at the Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery, Of Vivid Dreams. The show opened just this past week and features the works of six artists.
Paintings by Asheville based artist, Jane Schmidt cover the walls of the first ‘room’ of the Anne Neilson Gallery. I loved the vibrant colors palettes that the artist used in her abstract landscapes which were a visual feast for the senses.
Living and working in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Jane Schmidt is a renowned landscape painter. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Arizona State University and her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit Michigan. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
My favorite pieces from the show were the paintings by Judith Judy. I just love the ethereal nature of her paintings that leave the viewer feeling like they are getting a glimpse into another world. While we loved all of the paintings by Judith and we had two that were our absolute favorites.
Judith lives and works in Northern Virginia. She received a degree in fine art from Townson University in Baltimore, Maryland and further studied oil painting in various classes and workshops. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
Sandy Ostrau grew up in Palo Alto, California, where she was an active student at the Palo Alto Art Center through high school. She continued studio art classes and studied Art History at UCSB. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
An artist living and working in North Carolina, Peter Roux is fascinated by the varied elements of our contemporary spatial experience. He works primarily with oils, dry media and encaustic media to explore themes of motions, time and movement through his landscape paintings. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
Born in Boston, Daphne Chapin lives in New Canaan, Connecticut and coastal Maine. She received her BFA with a concentration in oil painting from Lake Forest College and studied abroad at the American University of Paris and Parsons. She paints in oil, both plain air and in her studio in Connecticut. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
Adele Moore Yonchak was born in Virginia, but was raised in Tennessee and North Carolina. Always a creative, Adele began her art training in high school in Knoxville and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Studio Art and Business from Hollins University with additional coursework from Lorenzo de’ Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
If you’re looking for a restaurant to eat at before or after your visit to the Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery, I highly recommend Bricktops. It’s our go-to restaurant when we’re in the South Park area and they have so many lovely dishes (and desserts) to choose from. So why not make an afternoon of it?