Nature in all its beauty and abundance will be on display at the Re-invent Gallery of Lake Forest this holiday season, featuring the works of three highly-regarded Michigan landscape artists. Angela Saxon, Royce Deans, and Lindy Bishop – the latter formerly of Lake Forest – come to Chicago’s North Shore for a first-time collective show of their diverse works on a common theme of Great Lakes area beauty.
Their exhibit will indeed transport art-lovers Over the Lake and Through the Woods – to the dunes, waters and woods where the three spend their days painting and drawing, creatively conveying and interpreting the colors and character of rural America.
New Exhibit by Three Celebrated Michigan Landscape Artists
Goes to Re-invent Gallery This Holiday Season!
Opening Friday, November 21 thru December 31
Angela Saxon is a highly-regarded landscape artist, working in oil and acrylic, and drawings, too. Her works have been displayed in galleries and private/corporate collections nationally – and even as far away as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to Angela, “I work from the landscape, interpreting nature rather than rendering pure representation…sharing a visual language.”
Royce Deans studied art in Chicago before settling in Michigan to pursue a career in painting and drawing, focused most recently on landscapes with an abstract interpretation. His works hang in galleries, museums and private collections from Michigan to the Netherlands. In 2013, with Dutch/Israeli painter Tali Farchi, he founded the ArtisTTable, an international online art community. Royce noted, “In the last few years I have spent a lot of time immersed in abstract painting, and my landscapes are now in new ways more expressive and in tune with the essence of a subject.”
Lindy Bishop, formerly of Lake Forest, moved to Michigan several years ago and has become a well-known Expressionistic painter and art curator in her adopted state – forging strong new bonds between the Michigan and Illinois art scenes through her Seed Studio and other ventures which bring the worlds of Midwest artists and art-lovers together. She notes that her paintings are about celebrating the land, what it grows and how it feeds us. Lindy explained, “As an artist in rural America, I feel my role is to cross-pollinate with the bounty of the area, taking it ever farther afield”.
Over the Lake and Through the Woods, featuring the landscape and figurative paintings and drawings of Angela Saxon, Royce Deans and Lindy Bishop, opens Friday, November 21, with an artists’ reception from 6-9pm, at Re-invent Gallery, 202 E. Wisconsin, Lake Forest, IL. Open to the public, freewill admission. The exhibit runs through December 31. Open Mondays through Saturdays, Re-invent is a 4000 square foot arts hub in downtown Lake Forest, featuring the main fine art gallery, an artisans’ gift shop, and studio/workshop space. Visit reinventlf.com for details or call 224-544-5961.