Friday night was the opening reception for Morpho Gallery’s 5th Annual Emerging Artist Winter Exhibits. The gallery looked warm and inviting on this cold winter night.
Gallery owner David Leigh has a keen eye for art, and knows how to throw a party.
I was pleased to exhibit my paintings of Barra De Navidad, including Bougainvillea Garden in Mexico. I have often combined my love of travel with painting, but few places are as beautiful and hospitable as Barra de Navidad. Barra is a coastal village on the western shore of Mexico where the small local population mingles with tourists and artists. One winter I fled the Chicago cold and stayed in Barra for a month, where I rented a cottage right on the beach. Every morning I would have fresh papayas for breakfast while looking out at my beachfront garden, which inspired this painting.
My Paintings Were in Good Company
For example, Don D is an engaging portrait by Chicago artist, Steven Barrett.
Emilie Bouvet-Boisclair ‘s painting, Savannah, is both intriguing and disturbing.
The reception was still going strong when I left.
Morpho Gallery 5th Annual Emerging Artist Winter Exhibits