Saturday, August 15 through Monday (Labor Day), September 7, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, August 15, 6-8 pm
Artist introduction at 7 pm
Brent will be giving a talk at Jamestown’s Roger Tory Peterson Institute at 7pm on September 4
The paintings in “Birds” are in oil, watercolor, and acrylic. They depict a variety of bird species of North America and other parts of the world. Some are small portraits meant to capture the personality of the bird with minimal background to distract from the primary subject; others are larger scale to emphasize habitat, with the bird presented as an element of the landscape.
The artist Brent Langley, a resident of Coal Valley, Illinois, was born in Kansas in 1947, and graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 1999, Brent retired after a 26-year career with the U.S. government. Following his retirement, he embarked on a second career as a wildlife artist, developing his artistic abilities with emphasis on experimenting with new media and the portrayal of color and light. Largely self-taught, Brent has also greatly benefited from workshops presented by internationally known artists John Seerey-Lester and Robert Bateman He is especially proud of his membership in the prestigious Society of Animal Artists, in which he has been a Signature Member since 2011.
For more information, visit the Crary Art Gallery website.