Mar 8, 2014 to Apr 30, 2014
RIDGEFIELD, CT –February 18, 2014 –Rockwell Art Galleries of Ridgefield presents A Journey of Line and Texture by Steve Bean featuring a scenic collection of textured acrylic paintings and sketches. Bean’s recent travels across the U.S. are reflected through his unique expressive style which combines impasto painting and sumi brush techniques. The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday March 15th from 5:00-7:00pm. The show runs from March 8th - April 30h. The event is free and open to the public. Rockwell Art and Framing of Ridgefield is located at 470 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Phone 203-894-8000.
About the Artists
Steve Bean, a long time resident of Danbury, possesses the soul of a wanderer. When stationary for too long he begins to feel the call of the open road. Bean grew up spending most of his time either outside playing in nature or inside drawing. He started painting when he was in high school and kept at it through his college years at Western Connecticut State University, where he earned his Bachelor of the Arts in Illustration and Painting. Since graduating Bean has continued his own education and sought inspiration by exploring the U.S. National Parks from Acadia, Maine to Denali, Alaska. Bean’s unique style is a combination of the expressive quality of impasto painting with the fluidity of the sumi brush style. He uses acrylic paint with a heavy medium to add body, along with different types of cake decorating tips to create unique textures.
"Most of my ideas for paintings come when I am hiking or driving down a scenic road. I take note of the textures and forms. I look at how they relate to each other and how they go back in space and intertwine. I want to draw the viewer into my paintings by literally having the paint reach out to them. Come take a look at a journey of line and texture.”
About Rockwell Art Galleries
Rockwell Art Galleries has six locations in Fairfield County, CT: in Ridgefield at 470 Main Street; Wilton at 379 Danbury Road; in New Canaan at 9 Burtis Avenue; in Westport at 236 Post Rd East; in Stamford at 891 High Ridge Road; and in Fairfield at 1630 Post Road. In addition to original fine art, all Rockwell Art Galleries offer custom framing, installation services and in-home and corporate art advisory services. To see the full roster of Rockwell artists, visit www.rockwellartandframing.com . The Ridgefield Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday 10-5:30pm / Saturday 10-5:00pm.
Rockwell Galleries/ Ridgefield
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