The light in the Hill Country is what attracted Cathie Tyler to Mason nearly three years ago. Since then, she has been observing and capturing the effects of that light on the landscape seen at a distance and close-up. “Getting Acquainted: Regional Paintings” will be on display at the Arnold Art Gallery in Mason September 6 through October 2.
The Exhibit includes watercolors and oils. The artist describes the collection as “a series of small paintings that explore the light patterns on surfaces” as just the tip of a stockpile of images she has gathered since moving to Hill Country. As the depicted sites and compositions soak in, selected images will be painted on larger formats. “These paintings are part of my process of mapping or getting acquainted with the forms, surfaces and light patterns.” The majority of the images were first photographed along roadsides from Harper to Loyal Valley, and from the vantage of her elevated home site.
The Arnold Art Gallery extends a special invitation to see these painted jewels beginning with an opening reception on Friday, September 6 from 5 to 7 and to visit with the artist about the work.
To continue the focus of the Arnold Art Gallery to bring contemporary Texas fine artists to Masons the abstract paintings and handcrafted gourds by Marsha Mefferd is currently on display at the Gallery through September 4, and an exhibit of photographic digital prints by Barbra Riley of Corpus Christi will be featured in October. The Arnold Art Gallery, located at 118 Ft. Mckavitt, across from the Mason Courthouse, is open Monday through Saturday 9-5. For more information, contact the Gallery at arnoldartgallery.com or 325-347-6272.