From now until December 28 at the Tyndall Galleries in University Mall, The Fall Landscape (by Lynn Boggess) will be on display.
With the use of cement trowels as brushes, Lynn Boggess creates beautiful and evocative plein air oil paintings which overwhelm the senses with lush and vivid scenes. “Taking to the open in, quite literally, all kinds of weather, Boggess paints his subject as he stands in its midst. If the snow seems to fly across the picture plane, it is because Boggess stood there, working against time and the elements. When viewers say to him, ‘I feel as if I really am in the picture,’ it is surely because Boggess was there when he painted it.” (Marian J. Hollinger, Curator, J.D Brooks Memorial Gallery)
Blue Greenberg, art critic for the HeraldSun, states in her review of the show, “We revel in the golden fall colors; the October canvases are ablaze in their rich glow. This year it snowed sometime between the rich yellows and burnt oranges of fall and the chill of winter and the golden world turned into a fairyland of brilliant whites and frozen blues.”
Lynn Boggess grew up on a farm near Parkersburg, West Virginia. He received a BA from Fairmont State College and an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy. He was a Professor of Art at Fairmont State College from 1990 to 2007 when he took early retirement to paint fulltime. He has been honored with several prestigious awards in West Virginia including the Visual Artist of the Year in 1999 and the Governor’s Award of Excellence in Painting.