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Abstraction from the heart

Colorado artist Adam Stewart will be painting this weekend at Marcus Ashley Galleries from 1-5 p.m., Jan. 26-27.

Combining color and texture in response to the force of nature is the core of Stewart’s art.

“I find realism to be more a matter of skill and abstraction to come more from the heart,” he said.



Mother Earth is this artist’s inspiration, and Stewart’s art evokes emotion. The result is an organic, highly textured canvas where reds and oranges blaze like the sun and blues cool the canvas like a pristine lake.

Stewart trowels and engraves to create a texture and adds sand, pebbles and small bits of glass beads and other man-made materials including washers, nails, and staples. He then begins coloring the work with thin washes of pigments, followed still by thicker paint applications. To give the piece more dimensions and stimulate the viewer’s interest, he adds metallic powders and pigments and may mix fine sands into the paint glazes, at times ending up with ten or more different layers and colors of paint.



Call (530) 544-4ART.


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