"Sunlight & Shadows" by George Handrahan

“Sunlight & Shadows”

16 x 24 in.


Growing up in northern Utah, George W. Handrahan came to love and appreciate the diverse natural landscape surrounding him, taking every opportunity to spend time out of doors. His art is characterized by his lifetime affinity with nature and his grasp of artistic concerns.

“My work reflects the life cycle evident in the world we live in – relationships, interactions, contrasts and comparisons – both natural and man-made. It is seeing the dark or the light, the hard or the soft, the mass or the minuscule, the beautiful opposites that make a subject interesting, then communicating these in a unique and expressive way. It’s not about making pretty pictures, it’s about creating a work with real art value…a real work of art.”

George is one of 24 artists who will be participating in the Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational November 6-12. Artists will paint in the park, give free demonstrations, and sell their work at the end of the week to benefit youth and education programs in Zion National Park. For more information about John and this event, please visit zionpark.org.

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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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