Artist’s reception on Second Saturday, Aug. 8
RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main St. in Beacon is presenting Selected Breed – Oil Paintings by Mary Smoot Souter, their August featured artist. Cows, chickens and birds come to life under a unique palette with bold brush strokes and sensitive color harmony. The show opens on Beacon Second Saturday, Aug. 8, with an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The show runs through Sept. 6.
Paintings reflect a selection of cows ranging from Herefords, Holsteins, Belted Galloways from Scotland and the light-colored Charolais. Also on exhibit from the Souter Collection will be farm chickens in the landscape and a few select bird paintings rarely seen. Souter is an artist who works primarily in oils on canvas, linen and board. Her work reflects the old school painting method of chiaroscuro and techniques of the late Frank Reilly.
Souter received a full scholarship to the New York Academy of Art in the early ’90s when Andy Warhol was an active board member. Currently Souter teaches studio drawing and painting classes privately. She has exhibited extensively throughout the tristate area, in New York City at Sotheby’s and most recently at Studio 7 in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
RiverWinds Gallery is open Wednesday through Monday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Beacon Second Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, visit riverwindsgallery.com or call 845-838-2880.
Photos courtesy of RiverWinds Gallery