Asheville Gallery of Art’s June Exhibit: “Nature Mirrors” with artist Cynthia Llanes

Wed, Jun 1, 2022
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Asheville Gallery of Art
82 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Asheville Gallery of Art

The Asheville Gallery of Art presents oil painter Cynthia Llanes during the month of June in a show entitled, “Nature’s Mirrors”. The opening reception is on First Friday, June 3, 2022, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cynthia will feature the ever-changing phenomena of nature. She says, “Nature speaks to us so eloquently about love, beauty, design, harmony of colors, and so much more. Every day nature tells us a story and I feel compelled to share its story through my new collection of oil paintings. I like to sit in front of my easel and paint these feelings of wonder, hoping to capture what the natural world brings us to experience and enjoy.”
Cynthia uses pure, bright colors with palette knife and bold brush strokes. Painting en plein aire allows her to paint a moment in time capturing the vista before her and its beautiful stories. Her photos and outdoor sketches provide references when creating larger studio works. Painting on location gives her a lift and an emotional connection to the landscape. She says, “This is an exciting phase of my journey as an artist.”
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Cynthia pursued a career in fashion as a textile designer in the Los Angeles fashion district for many years. Inspired by the endless possibilities in visual art, she then devoted more of her time to painting. Cynthia’s vision for her art was transformed after moving from California to Western North Carolina.
She has travelled extensively in Asia and parts of Europe. “The many sights and scenes from all cultures have helped me in my growth as an artist. My paintings are not reproductions of what I see but I try to capture the magic in a scene and share my personal experience to connect with the viewer. I believe that art’s purpose is to uplift, inspire, communicate, and sometimes, even provoke a conversation.”
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