Artist hopes to make ‘impression’ at Marcus Ashley Galleries |

Artist hopes to make ‘impression’ at Marcus Ashley Galleries

For the Tahoe Daily TribuneThomas Easley and his impressionist paintings are at the Marcus Ashley Galleries this weekend.

Contemporary impressionist Thomas Easley will appear at Marcus Ashley Galleries this weekend.

The gallery specializes in Easley’s distinctive still-life paintings of fine wine, born of two styles, classical realism and extreme impressionism. With one, the viewer sees refined brushwork and subtlety; the other, hard, thick celebrations of robust color. The result is a uniquely bold composition giving still-life wine art an innovative twist. Both originals and limited-edition prints are available. The gallery will unveil several new originals.

Easley has lived and worked all over the world. His travels have taken him from Lake Tahoe, where he lived for more than 25 years, to Venice, Italy, and also to India. While living in England, he became the first foreigner to win election as a full member of the Royal Miniature Society. Art collectors across Europe and America, including Princess Diana and Prince Charles, have purchased his work. Thomas Hoving, the longtime director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, also is a collector of Easley’s work.

The gallery invites the public to meet Easley at Marcus Ashley Galleries from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, and will serve wine and hors d’oeuvres. For more information, call (530) 544-4ART.

Marcus Ashley Galleries is in Raley’s Village Center, between Baja Fresh and Jamba Juice; directly across the street from Marriott’s Heavenly Village. Parking is free.

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