Indulge in an Intimate Tour of France Through the Artwork of Gerard Mortier
SmithKlein Gallery is proud to be celebrating over 30 years of business and a second generation of ownership on Boulder’s historic Pearl Street Mall. On Friday, May 3rd SmithKlein Gallery will present new works by French oil painter Gerard Mortier. Gerard Mortier takes the viewer on an intimate tour of the country he knows and loves best, the Opal Coast of France, a seaside stretch of land on the English Channel from Calais to Etaples.
Considered to be the “ambassador of the Opal Coast”, Gerard Mortier brings to life the region’s beaches, farms, fishing boats, and winding village streets. Ambivalent weather and ever-changing light are captured through his masterful use of broad strokes and vibrant colors. Traversing the region with his easel, Gerard Mortier paints as the light of the moment inspires him. The soft mauves and blues of the skies and the luminescent immaculate white facades, blue shutters, and brilliant orange rooftops of the region’s houses are typical of Gerard’s work.
Using a thick application of paint with a palette knife and brush, impasto style, and large vertical and horizontal planes of brilliant color, he makes palpable the power of the wind and sea that characterize this part of France. When not traveling, Gerard also finds subjects to paint in the tranquil garden of his rustic country home in the northern part of his country.
The show runs from May 3rd to May 31st.With its highly knowledgeable and motivated staff always available to assist anyone, the gallery takes great pride in ensuring a unique experience for all who pass through its doors. Don’t miss it!
At Apex 5510 Apartments in Boulder, Colorado, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, May 24, 2019—2:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Smith Klein Gallery
1116 Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302