Friday, August 12, 2011

Artists Reception and Demonstrations This Saturday


Barry Kooser, Sallie K. Smith and Jill Soukup

Artists in the Afternoon Reception and Demonstration

Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:pm - 4:pm

Meet the Artists, Enjoy the Current Exhibition

"Impressions of Fall"


Barry Kooser

"Painting, for me, has always been something of a mystery: difficult, enjoyable, confusing, exhilarating, maddening, demanding, but endlessly intriguing. Technical understanding is a must—drawing, composition, value and color.

Barry Kooser "Waterton Study 11" 9 x 12 oil


Sallie K. Smith

Though Sallie K. Smith paints other subjects, she prefers landscapes, and enjoys letting the work speak for her. The gentle yet vibrant images she depicts are inspired by her favorite vistas—most notably, the mountainous views that surround her home—and reflect her reverent admiration for the land. “Nature, to me, is so perfect in every detail; it gives me peace and, at the same time, is exhilarating. I am trying to capture that ethereal sensibility in my work, knowing that these moments of solitude are often fleeting. I invite the viewer to step inside my paintings and enjoy with me these special places.”

Sallie K. Smith "Autumn at Alberta Falls" 28 x 21 oil


Jill graduated from Colorado State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. There, she received awards for illustration and design and worked as an illustrator and designer for the university. She initially pursued a career in graphic design while continuing to paint part time. After 11 years as a designer, she made the switch to full-time painting. Her work continues to gain recognition as she receives awards, appears in national publications, and shows in important juried and one-woman exhibitions.

Jill Soukup "Palomino Paint Study" 8 x 10 oil

Saks Galleries will present Jill Soukup in a solo exhibition January, 2012

Saks Galleries in Cherry Creek 3019 East Second Avenue Denver Colorado 80206

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