The creation of art comes from many types of inspiration. Add to this a number of art mediums and you end up with a bounty of beautiful pieces to choose from. For those inspired by nature, it’s time to be introduced to two very popular artists.
First, within the Gallery of Modern Masters at Hillside Sedona, 671 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ, you will find Polyte Solet’s wood sculptures. Solet was born in France and is one of the world’s most talented wood sculptors and yacht builders. When traveling through Chile, he was awed by the native wood in the region. All wood selected to use in his works, are only harvested from trees in methods friendly to the environment.
Solet’s work has been so well received that he has become an internationally recognized artist, and is commissioned for galleries, boutiques, corporations and collectors around the world. Stop by the Gallery of Modern Masters to experience the sculpture, “Snowboarder 23” – a penguin sculpture that stands 23 x 23 x 14 inches in size.
For more nature inspired pieces, stop into Rowe Gallery within Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, and ask to see Jen Farnsworth’s colorful works. The bold colors used in Farnsworth’s nature images makes each image pop. The oil painting “Ready to Run” is a 16” x 16” rabbit painted in vibrant reds, purples and yellows.
Farnsworth’s inspiration of using wildlife as her subject stemmed from her childhood in Northern Maine. She loved wildlife as a child and found herself drawing, painting and sketching at a young age. As she grew up, her work expanded to pottery, jewelry, and poetry. Largely self-taught, Farnsworth’s says she was inspired by early masters such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Leger.
Farnsworth lives in Sedona and is now inspired by the wildlife of the region. Be inspired by these beautiful and bright works filled with color and light.
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