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Saturday Color Splash – Fall Palette

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

At Stafford’s Gallery the colors are always popping! No matter the season, the creativity and talent of our Michigan artists amazes us! Join us in this new series and get to know our artists! Whether we’re talking themes, colors, mediums or artists – we’ll be sharing exciting bursts of color found throughout the gallery!

With the changing of the seasons underway, we’re focusing on fall today! This season’s color palette is filled with rich reds, oranges and yellows. Take a look at what we’ve got our eyes on this week!

John Riepma creates one-of-a-kind, hand blown glass pieces. His focus is simple coloration and orange-vaseclassical symmetrical form.

He feels the natural properties of glass both transmit and reflect light and enhance the quality of that light and in the process add grace and beauty to simple forms.

John’s goal as a glass technician and artist is to design and make objects that people enjoy enough to add to their surroundings and enjoy again every time they view them.

Next, take a look at some of natures beauty captured on a canvas! The pieces are one-of-a-kind and capture the vibes of a picturesque northern Michigan Fall.

gold-frameKaren VanDam Michmerhuizen uses both brushes and palette knife with excitement, putting oil on canvas. She wants the viewer of her work to feel like they want to be at the same spot, to feel the sun, hear the waves, or smell the flowers.

Karen says there is a need in her soul, whether it is gardening or painting, to help in some small way to make the world a more beautiful and peaceful place. Come view our collection of her work at Stafford’s Gallery!

Glory Wood says “Everything I look at is a painting.” Perhaps that’s why her art is so versatile. Each painting is a surprise, mirroring her passion no-black-framefor life and art.

Her palette is very unique with distinctive and striking color combinations. When approaching a painting she lets the spontaneity and intuitiveness emerge from deep within.

Her work ranges from mystic watercolors to impressionistic oils, from abstracts to portraits.

untitled-1-webThomas LeGault first discovered his passion for painting at age thirteen. He received his formal training at Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. He is best known for his distinct style of painting outside the margins which draws you into the landscape, along with strong use of color, and mirror reflective imaging.

Traveling with his sketch book and camera, LeGault gathers inspiration and experience while enjoying plein air painting.

Join us again next Saturday for more interesting art and accessories!