A show of new work by Meg West, highly popular and local oil painter will be C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist during the month of September. She will be at the gallery on September 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.
Dreamlike, rhythmic, fresh, subtle yet persuasive are just a few words one might use to describe reflections while breathing in the work of Meg West. This well known and talented painter has found a way to captivate the viewer with each stroke of her pastel pallet. West enjoys painting “en plein air” a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Meg’s enthusiasm to explore her passions demonstrates true harmony on canvas.
West paints as a localist, finding her poetry in the lands of Albemarle, Augusta, Nelson, Rockbridge, Bath, Highland andGiles Counties, as well as Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway. Meg paints every day and enjoys the rhythm and momentum that comes with a steady flow of painting. The act of painting is what is important for Meg, enjoying the feeling of being connected to the environment, herself and the painting. This type of devotion creates a panoramic beauty with the soft spoken verses of the land, a charming voice from the natural world.
To learn more about Meg’s work visit her web site www.megwestoilpainting.com