Exhibition: The Wild Wonder
Date: Monday, February 4, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019
Turner Fine Art is excited to host an unprecedented exhibition by internationally recognized artist Gunnar Tryggmo. We are proud to share this bold collection of watercolor paintings by this esteemed Swedish painter. This highly anticipated show opens its doors on February 4th. All are invited to celebrate the artist and his work during the artist reception, Thursday, February 7th from 5 to 7 PM. This event is FREE and open to all. We hope you can stop by to catch this wonderful event!
Location: Turner Fine Art
Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
545 North Cache Street
Contact: Kathryn Mapes Turner & Barbara Strehler
Gunnar Tryggmo is a master of his craft. In order to master anything, it is necessary to commit the time and passion it takes to hone the skills. In his native Sweden, Tryggmo is highly revered for his watercolor paintings that follow in the country’s rich tradition of this medium. His imagery reflects his deep love of the natural world; he continually sources the out of doors by painting en plein air with his paint box and spotting scope. “I first met Gunnar at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum where we were both exhibiting in the International Birds in Art Juried Exhibition. One afternoon, the artists were sharing their field journals, and I was so impressed with Gunnar’s. They had the scholarly approach of a naturalist, but the astute renderings of a very practiced artist,” remarks gallery owner, Kathryn Mapes Turner. “Traditional watercolor is a very challenging medium because of its unpredictable nature and transparency - it is not possible to undo a misstep. This is why Gunnar’s commitment to painting in this medium is so impressive. The results of his commitment are pieces that are both bold and sensitive, painstakingly rendered with a distinctive lightness of touch and spontaneity.”Visit our website