4 Takes on Realism: Cora Ogden, Michael Naples, George Van Hook, and Carolyn Walton

Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 5 – 8 pm

4 Takes on Realism at Susan Powell Fine at Art features new paintings by Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, George Van Hook, and Carolyn Walton May 18 –June 15, 2012. Realism from four different artistic points of view offers an exciting mix. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, meet the artists, and get their point of view at the opening reception on Friday, May 18, 5- 8 pm.

Michael Naples’ inventive lighting combines bold brushstrokes and fresh viewpoints to create a unique liveliness in his still lifes. Naples studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

Cora Ogden brings a translucent feeling to her canvases by working with glazes and in many layers. Working in natural light, Cora pays meticulous attention to detail and the rhythms and patterns the light creates to guide you through her paintings. Color, light, and texture give her work a rich three-dimensionality. Cora’s oils bring to mind the work of the 17th century Old Masters.

George Van Hook’s paintings have been exhibited for over 35 years throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. His painterly style follows in the tradition of the impressionists. Van Hook paints with gusto and passion, bringing a freshness and immediacy to his landscapes that comes from years of painting outdoors on location. Also a noted figurative artist, his figures and settings are decidedly contemporary.

Carolyn Walton is from Maine and like Van Hook paints landscapes “en plein air.” Her paintings explore light and atmosphere. You can feel the moisture in the air and a peaceful resonance in her paintings along the Connecticut Shoreline. Please check back frequently as images will be going up daily.