Reveries of A Tropical Heart Exhibit
The heat is on! The luminous beauty of dramatically lit landscape paintings and the enchantment of colorful batik dreamscapes combine to capture the warmth of the tropics. Stay awhile and be transported into a world you won’t want to leave!
Exhibits: January 10 – February 2
Opening reception: Friday, January 10 from 5-7 p.m. See it first, see it free.
About the Artists
Jeff Ripple is an award winning landscape artist. His oil paintings en plein air and in studio are inspired by intriguing compositions, mood and atmosphere in the landscape. His style involves carefully planned drawings, sketches and studies painted in nature. The treatment of light and atmosphere in his paintings are reminiscent of 19th century artists in the Luminist and Hudson River School traditions.
His work is in the permanent collections of the College of Central Florida, the University of Central Florida College of Arts & Humanities and art exhibitions include the Thomas Center Galleries in Gainvesville and the Dennos Museum in Michigan.
Muffy Clark Gill uses the ancient wax and dye process known as batik and its sister Japanese process rozome along with mixed media, painting and photography to create her art. She creates images that convey feelings of dichotomy and combine her love of color with her life experiences. Her award winning work has been included in more than 80 regional, state and national juried and invitational exhibitions and festivals. Her art is in the permanent collection of numerous Florida museums and corporations including Florida Department of State, South Florida State College Museum of Art & Culture, Seminole Historical Society and Museum, Collier County Museum, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Marco Island Historical Museum , the Naples Art Association, FGCU, Northern Trust, Physicians Regional Medical Center, Artis-Naples.
Featured artwork: Wash Day Habana Viejo by Muffy Clark Gill