Nestled comfortably in the Garland Building adjacent to Sedona's State Route 179 and the new "Roundabout" over Oak Creek, sits one of the oldest galleries in Sedona. In 1979, The Windrush Gallery opened its doors and is still in its original location. From it's humble beginnings as a quaint little gallery of 600 square feet, Windrush now boasts 1,800 square feet of gallery space, where one can find Traditional and Impressionistic Southwestern Art in Oils and Watercolors as well as Sculptures in Bronze, Alabaster, and Wood. The Gallery is under new ownership and in one years time the new owners, John and Jane McCullough, have transformed the Gallery into a showcase of local and regional artists.
Bob Goldman from Tucson, AZ has created several plien air pieces from around Sedona, AZ and the Grand Canyon. This piece really captures the colors of Sedona. It is a 16"x20" oil on canvas titled "Toward Sedona Cliffs". Check out our website to see more of his work. I have provide you a link right here on the blog, so no excuses!
Here is another painting for today by Utah Artist Don Weller. Don is a fabulous watercolor artist who paints the West. This piece is a 14"x21" watercolor titled "Looking West". Don has also just published a wonderful book full of images of his paintings along with stories from his life as an artist and Cutting Horse competitor titled "Watercolor Cowboys".
Check out this nice piece by Utah Artist David Jackson. It is a 24"x20" oil on panel titled "Adobe Floral & Gate". David paints a variety subject matter with a lot of strong colors. You need to check his work out on our website.
How about this gem by V.... Vaughan from Texas. It is titled "Between the Lights" and is a 24" x 30" oil on canvas. Oh I couldn't stand it! Here is another one by V.... Vaughan. It is titled "Gold" and is a 18" x 18" oil on canvas. What a wonderful piece!
This is an outstanding plein air piece by Michael Chesley Johnson. It is a 12x16 oil on canvas titled "Secret Mountain Wilderness". Michael joined the gallery in the spring of this year after completing his teaching schedule at the Sedona Art Center.
The title of this 25"x22" giclee on canvas by Patricia Dobson is "Pueblo Chiaroscuro". You might be interested to learn that the word Chiaroscuro is Italian for light-dark and is a term used in art for a contrast between light and dark. The term is usually applied to bold contrasts affecting a whole composition, but is also used by artists to produce a contrasts of light, not necessarily strong, to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects. In this piece we have a grouping of San Ildefonso pottery c. 1825-1875 and a Navajo Germantown blanket c. 1890.