Grand Opening of Austin Impressionist Artist S’zanne Reynolds at AVAA
One-Woman Art Show During SXSW
Austin artist S'zanne Reynolds of Studio Zanne, member American Impressionist Society, Inc.,AIS, exhibits her one-woman art show at the Austin Visual Arts Association, AVAA, Austin ArtSpace Gallery. The grand opening is March 22, 2013 from 6 – 9:00 p.m. at Austin Art Space 7739 Northcross Dr., Austin TX 78757 (behind Northcross Mall). Accommodating Austin's SXSW visitors, the show is featured in the main gallery March 18 – 23, by appointment and will be available in her private gallery in the AVAA studio area March 24 - April 22nd. The exhibit includes works of art in oil, pastel and photography.
After over a decade of design experience in commercial art with companies like SicolaMartin, GSD&M and Harcourt, Reynolds has ventured out into the world of plein air, or on sight painting, and impressionist fine arts with bold color, brilliant light, strong images and a movement and style uniquely her own bold vision of her surroundings. Her work explores spontaneous approaches to expressionistic landscapes and provocative, vivid profiles in portraits she renders.
Continuing to develop her talents, Reynolds has studied under contemporary masters including Ann Templeton, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Huihan Liu, Nancy Bush and Robert Johnson. Early influences on her career include Wolf Kahn, Andrew Wyeth, Paul Gauguin, the Blue Rider German expressionists as well as her post-graduate studies in France and in her explorations of Europe.
Work done while faculty at the Austin Museum of Art, AMOA, Laguna Gloria Art School, along with exhibits and membership with Austin Pastel Society and Austin ArtSpace plunged Reynolds actively into the Austin arts. Viewing her present style preceding her national plein air painting tour this summer will enable the community to gain a deeper sense of the unique characteristics of her art now and anticipate new works at her fall exhibit.
In honor of the land she loves to paint, 5% of Studio Zanne's exhibit proceeds will go to the Hill Country Conservancy,protecting open space and water quality for Central Texas for Earth Day 2013.
Visit the gallery this week to see the artist at work.
Reynolds' exhibit includes a live 3 x 5 foot work in progress, titled Somewhere
, inspired by Patty Griffin's song, I Don't Ever Give Up
. Stop in to view the exhibit and her unique style, and see how her live work,Somewhere,
has progressed over the week.
Final viewing of Somewhere
is March 29, 6-8 p.m.