Chabot Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present “Captured Moments” by Carolyn Latanision & Julie Houck the very first artists to exhibit at Chabot Fine Art Gallery at our Grand Opening five years ago. While people and architecture figure prominently in Latanision’s work Houck captures that something else in her contemporary atmospherics and plein air styles.
Carolyn Latanision states that sometimes she’ll catch amusing chances or accidents of life that suggest possibilities the viewer can interpret from his or her own perspective. In ”Captured Moments’ she captures the precious moments of young Japanese girls surrounded by their natural environments with incredible color & expression in watercolor her favorite medium. She is also drawn to the life and energy of the city, to the urban contrasts and colors, and to the historic landscapes of her New England home. Winner of numerous awards she is a distinguished invitational member of The National Watercolor Society, Copley Master of the Copley Society of Art and was featured in the 2011 publication 100 Artists of New England.
It is not enough to merely paint the literal view says Impressionistic artist Julie Houck; one needs to bring out the spirit that lies within. It is this emotionality that she seeks. In her contemporary works inspired by the beauty of Hawaii she is a maestro of “skycapes” that can only call to mind the English master JMW Turner while her plein air style is influenced by the landscapes of France where she captures the luminous effects of natural light outdoors on color. Each year she holds several plein air workshops in Maui and in France. Her paintings are exhibited extensively in Hawaii and are a part of a permanent collection in the Hawaii State Art Museum. Winner of numerous awards she was chosen to represent the United States at the Florence Biennale 2007.
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