Over the coming weeks, visitors to the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven will have a chance to see the creations of a renowned watercolor artist.
Philadelphia native Glenn Blue has been painting for more than 40 years and his work has been in top watercolor exhibitions, such as the American Watercolor Society International Juried Exhibition, the National Art for the Parks Top 100, Paint The Parks, Paint America and the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia watercolor societies’ annual juried exhibitions. From 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Blue will be present at an opening reception for his exhibit, which will hang in the center until Aug. 25.
About 30 paintings will be shown.
Blue is considered one of the best snow scene watercolorists around and is represented by the Chadds Ford gallery in the Brandywine area of Pennsylvania. He paints “loose glowing impressionistic yet representational watercolors on his many plein air painting trips as well in his studio. He attempts to artistically represent his subject’s atmosphere without adding every detail,” according to a statement from Liz Tuturice, Walk In executive director.
One of his works was featured in the nationally known Watercolor Artist magazine, December 2014 edition, listed as one of the “Top Art of 2014.”
Blue was also awarded the PWS Sylvan Grouse Guild Award, available to PWS signature members that earn a high number of points by winning awards at the annual juried exhibitions.