14 x 22in.
Available through The Statton Gallery
Sean Friloux began working as a graphic designer and draftsman developing design and drawing principles. In 2014-2015, Sean studied bold watercolor methods under the guidance of Joseph Zbukvic. Now, working in watercolor, charcoal and oils allows Sean to fully explore light for a maximum impact. Sean’s recent subjects are scenes we see every day and possibly overlook such as driving across town or the infrastructure of a city. They are not the obvious beautiful scenes, they are the everyday normal scenes depicted in a beautiful, captivating light.
Friloux aims primarily to convey a mood or create a sense of atmosphere. “A painting that exudes a particular mood has more longevity than a painting made simply to depict an interesting car or house,” he says. “That’s the essence of what I do when I paint on location: I soak up the mood, the light, the sounds, and imbue the work with all of those details.” (American Watercolor Weekly 4.16.18)
Sean’s featured piece, Henri’s, does just that—soaks up the mood and the atmosphere as the local bar waits to welcome the evening visitors. Henri’s is an award-winning piece, winning the “People’s Choice” award during the Eureka Springs Plein Air (ESPA) competition in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in May. Painted during the daylight in watercolor, you can see the shadows and the movement that surround this alley and stairway, located between historic buildings in this mountainous, picturesque small town.
About The Statton Gallery
The Statton Gallery is located at 137 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
At The Statton Gallery Madison’s Garden there are works of art ranging from still life to abstract, as well sculptures, pottery and an outdoor sculpture garden featuring works from Ed Pennebaker (opening mid-September 2018). The artists featured in the gallery come from not only Northwest Arkansas, but all over the United States and Canada, including many plein air artists.
Other artists represented by The Statton Gallery include sculpture artist Guilloume; local artists John Robert Willer, Charles Pearce, Jody Stephenson, Erica Edwards, and local vintage jewelry artist Leigh Valens; handmade jewelry by Devon Dowd Designs; Master Pastelist Dennis Rhoades; artists Benjamin Purvis, Randy Jacobs, Kathy Metcalf, Thomas Andrews, Jim Brown, Jie Zhou, Terry Shoffner, Tim Breaux, Thomas Stotts, pottery artist Casey Hankin, and pottery artist Gregory Story, to name a few. Works range from original oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics and mixed media.