Located on the Art Coast of Michigan the J Petter Galleries is a unique fine for art enthusiasts, collectors, designers, and wine lovers featuring a curated collection of fine paintings, drawings, sculptures complemented by fine wines & artisan cheeses.
Join us for a meet & greet and demonstration with painters Chuck Parsons and Kathleen Newman Saturday, July 31 from 4-7 pm in the main Gallery. I
nspired by the turn of the century Impressionists and Tonalists, Kathleen paints in the Plein-air tradition, creating small studies on location and then working larger paintings in her studio. She strives to capture the certain mood of the moment and bring that subtle nuance to the painting, the color, light, and shapes that help create a sense of place. Kathleen continues to be inspired by sailing on Lake Michigan, walks through the city near her studio, and enjoying nature close to home at the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Taking dramatic steps to represent color and form, Chuck Parsons's work is the touchstone of abstract and regional impressionism. He paints loosely, Alla Prima which translates literally to All At Once! Chuck juxtaposes colors in short choppy brush strokes and color harmony is the essential element in his work. The brushwork is the most important, perhaps more so than the subject or the composition.