OLD FORGE — View, the center for arts and culture at 3273 Route 28, will have two solo exhibitions opening July 31 that will run through Sept. 12.
The exhibitions are “The Earth Beneath My Feet” by watercolor artist Celia Clark, and “The Art of Nature” by David Kiehm.
Clark has won awards from the NWS, AWS and other national shows, and four of her paintings were featured “Best of Watercolor” series by Rockport Publishers. “These paintings of the natural world are a reflection of my long-standing interest in the beauty of insignificant things,” said Clark.
“All of my life I have wandered through fields and woodland and been astonished by what I see beneath my feet. I hope these paintings serve as a record of things we should value and preserve, as humankind continues to encroach on wild places.”
Kiehm’s realistic painting style comes from a lifetime of observing nature first-hand. His love of all things wild translates into evocative images meticulously rendered to capture the intricacies of the animals and their world.
Kiehm has been honored with awards nationally and internationally including the prestigious award, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year, with the judges commenting on his painting, Foundation Wall, “The painting stood out in a competitive category because of its lovely composition, exquisite detail and excellent depiction of light.”
Kiehm’s paintings have been shown at Marwell International Wildlife Society, UK, Roger Tory Peterson Institute Museum, The Houston Museum of Natural History, The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, and The Nature in Art Gallery and Museum, UK, to name a few. For more information, go online to ViewArts.org, or call 315-369-6411.