If some folks wander through life unable to see the forest for the trees, UK-born Paul Rowntree has spent his studying the bark.
“I am interested in the traditional skills of painting and drawing but I try to see my subject with a non-traditional eye. Lately I have become more focused on the intimate details of a landscape. What interests me is the reality of a small section of the landscape – the hidden world revealed. I use paint to explore the moments between realism and illusion.”
|Paul Rowntree Opening|
Rowntree’s exhibit “Different Looks: Painting, Oil on canvas” opened April 7 from 2-4 p.m. in Fest Hall and Villagers turned out to celebrate this local artist. The exhibit is up through the end of April during regular Visitors Center hours: M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun. 12-3 p.m.
Paul Rowntree studied painting at St Martin’s School of Art in London, England. He has worked in Montreal, New York City and New York’s Hudson Valley as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer for over 30 years. His work has been used by many large corporations such as IBM, Whirlpool and Volkswagen.
Paul has recently returned to painting using as his subjects the landscapes and vegetation of the Hudson Valley, the New England Coast and the Hocking Hills of Ohio. He is also married to an artist, Caroline Rowntree, whose work is currently on exhibit at the Marcia Evans Gallery in Short North.
Paul was schooled at St Martins School of Art, London, UK and Sheffield University, UK. He has exhibited in Dallas, NYC, London, Columbus, Akron and Martha’s Vineyard.
Here’s the rest of the 2013 calendar:
April 7-30: Paul Rowntree’s “Different Looks” paintings, oil on canvass
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7, 2-4 p.m.
May 5-31: Nancy Mulick and Janette Knowles, “Of Paper and Page…”
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5, 2-4 p.m.
August 4-31: Carol Schar, watercolors
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 4, 2-4 p.m.
October 27-November 23: COWS Fall Show, mixed media
Opening Reception: November 2
December 1-20: Jeff Stahler, editorial cartoons
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thank you to members of the Arts Committee for helping create exhibit policy, attract artists to exhibit and who put together this exciting 2013 calendar!
Stan Sperlak, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, will conduct a 3.5 day landscape painting workshop at the German Village Meeting Haus this October 12-14. The workshop will begin with a Friday evening social, demo, lecture and slideshow. Each day, depending on weather, Stan will instruct, indoors and outdoors, various methods he has perfected to make pastel easy to understand and improve your abilities as a landscape painter. The Village, nearby parks and reference material Stan will bring, will keep learners busy. Learn ways to explore nocturnes, storms and brilliant sun lit landscapes of fields, trees, lakes and rivers with this nationally heralded teacher.
The fine print on the Sperlak workshop:
Registration is accepted only online at: http://stansperlakgermanvillage.eventbrite.com/. The classes are well attended, so we recommend you apply early since many classes are filled early. Space may be available up to the day of the workshop, feel free to call. Wait lists are kept and people do get in, so if the workshop is full, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in the wait list.
Fees are noted in each workshop description. The fee includes: workshop instruction and if noted, an orientation get together. It does not any include workshop supplies, lodging, food airfare, or any other expenses. Models are occasionally available and are included.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Tuition is refundable less a $50 fee prior to 30 days before the start of a workshop, a $50 administrative fee will be retained for all cancellations. There is considerable work involved in registering and accounting and corresponding with folks to make this charge valid. Often other people are turned down because the class is full and it is a loss when the space cannot be filled. For cancellations less than 30 days before the workshop begins, tuition is non-refundable, unless a waiting list participant takes your place. No refunds will be given for no-shows or withdrawals after a workshop has begun regardless of the reason. In the rare case a workshop is cancelled due to the illness of instructor or due to insufficient enrollment, students will receive a full refund. We recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets or purchase travel insurance to cover the cost in case your workshop is cancelled.