From Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile, on Kentucky artist Lynn Dunbar:
Lynn Dunbar’s love of the rivers, cities, and rolling hills of Kentucky shine through her imaginative and impressionist artwork. With luscious oils and vibrant colors, she captures the Ohio River sunsets, the streets of Louisville, and the flowers from her garden. She paints both studio and plein air, interpreting the light, location, and time of day into a visual delight.
“Beauty abounds in the hills, rivers, and fields of Kentucky and Indiana,” Dunbar says. “Plein air oil painting allows me to be amidst all this natural beauty, breathing the fresh air, hearing the birds sing, and feeling the sun and breeze (and sometimes rain) against my skin while attempting to paint a ‘masterpiece.’ Painting is my divine connection with nature. These plein air studies are taken back to my studio, where I apply the sense of light and color to my larger landscape and aerial work. My light-filled studio, at Hope Mills building is inspiring. I am grateful for all these gifts.
“Adventurous and a tad off kilter, sort of like my aerial oil paintings, is one way to describe me. Color and composition fill my paintings, as exemplified by the artists I admire; William Wendt, Edgar Payne, and Sergei Bongart. I started my art career as an advertising art director and found my way to oil painting through workshops with Wolf Kahn, John Michael Carter, Jill Carver, Bill Fletcher, and Skip Whitcomb.”
“Lynn Dunbar | Capturing the Spirit of Kentucky” is on view through June 30, 2018. For more information, please visit www.craftslouisville.com.