Sequel to Westport’s Annual Fine Arts Festival

Following up with the post that I had done last week on Westport’s Annual Fine Arts Festival I had included more of my favorite pieces and artists!

William McCarthy

This piece done by William McCarthy reminds me of nature and life untouched, the hot morning sun and beauty of the natural world have been perfectly capture. It is titled “Beginning of Time” which could not be a more perfect description. I can almost feel the heat of the sun and the burning fields of grass. This painting is absolutely beautiful in its exploration of color and emotions bringing the viewer to a blissful yet innocent and “untouched” memory.

Harry Jarman

Who knew that something so simple and mundane could be explored in such a beautiful yet expressive way? These glass jars painted by Harry Jarman have such an effortless and graceful feel. The Artist’s talent and attention to detail and texture could not be more captured in this painting as it appears to look like a photograph through its sense of realism.

Julia Gilmore

All of these paintings are done by artist Julia Gilmore, she has such a distinct yet creative, snappy and energized style. She introduces a dynamite way of creating young and fresh works of art that are still timeless yet beautiful. All of her pieces evoke a “feel-good” vibe that sets the mood for fun and creative environments, what more could you ask for?

Kate Childs

This painting called “Monarch” done by Kate Childs just sings to me. The color combinations and movement remind me of a frenzy of hundreds of flying monarch butterflies. This piece is really one that will catch your attention in wonder behind each stroke. There is almost a sense of chaos being portrayed in the most calming and peaceful way.

Kate Childs

Here is another piece done by Kate Childs called “Reflections”, to me this is an excellent color story and application of texture and layers. The forms and movements remind me of an abstracted version of an Ikat pattern. This is absolutely fascinating; it does an excellent job of capturing the viewer’s eyes leading their attention through the entire piece as they are lost in the journey of color and movement.

Bruce A. Dumas

This painting by Bruce A. Dumas evokes such realism and passion even through its simple and ordinary focus of its subject. To me this piece is purely breath taking; I can just smell the fresh cut grass and heat of the sun scolding through what appears to be the morning sun. These cows are simply caught in time as the artist has explored their lives at this exact moment, captivating the viewer; transporting them into the field of green joined by these effortless creatures.

I hope you enjoyed learning about how these paintings have really spoke to me and are even able to look at art in a new and exciting way. Remember like always, it’s all in the details…

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further comments or questions, I always love your feedback. If you are looking for more ways to be inspired by design or ideas of using art you can view my work here.

Sites Used:

William McCarthy

Harry Jarman

Julia Gilmore

Kate Childs

Bruce A. Dumas


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