Known well for his lush landscapes and plein air paintings of Michigan, accomplished painter Alan Maciag returns to this gallery in August.
Showcasing a lineup of works created specifically for Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, Michigan, “A Rural Perspective: Paintings of the Michigan Landscape” will feature a number of outstanding works from well-known painter Alan Maciag. Opening tomorrow, August 5, and on view through August 27, “A Rural Perspective” is a lovely display of both artistic accomplishment and the beauty that Michigan has to offer.
The gallery writes, “The paintings range in size, with some exceeding five feet and others closer to two feet. They’ve never been shown anywhere else and Maciag is excited to see viewers’ reactions to them. Maciag’s style is contemporary and impressionistic and he always paints in oils. His signature is brisk and lively scenes, with clever use of color. ‘I like the way light hits objects, whether manmade, like a corn crib or barn, or natural, like windrows of trees early in the morning.’ Maciag paints seven days a week, all year long. He likes to set up on farms or fields and often paints a picture for the landowner as a thank-you. ‘I do really love to paint long vistas,’ he says, ‘flat land that goes for miles’.”
An opening reception for the show will be held tomorrow, August 5, from 6-8 P.M. To learn more, visit Twisted Fish Gallery.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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