Angela Saxon, Yellow Tree Overlooking the Passage

5th Annual Leland Landscape Show

Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9, 2015
It’s our 5th annual exhibit of landscape paintings of Leelanau County by artists Angela Saxon, Royce Deans, Lynn Uhlmann and Anne Corlett at the Old Art Building, Leland.

Friday, August 7 at 1 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, August 8 from 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday, August 9 from 10 am to 5 pm

Opening reception: Saturday, August 8 from 5-10 pm

Some info about the artists:

ANGELA SAXON paints the landscapes that surround her — for the past 25 years that has primarily been Leelanau County. Most often a plein air painter, her landscapes offer an expressive perspective on the views and vistas we all know, love, and cherish. In the past two years her work has expanded to include landscapes from time spent in Italy. She holds a BFA in Painting from Indiana University, and has lived and worked in Leelanau County since 1987.

ROYCE DEANS has lived in northern Michigan for 23 years. Working in this environment has informed his paintings in a very special way. Painting “the county” is where he rediscovered a love of capturing the landscape in paint, from painting the shapes and contours in its skies and rolling hills. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from the American Academy of Art. He has spent much of the last 5 years working in different parts of the world working on large scale abstract expressionist projects.

My work is inspired by favorite locations in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The paintings express the emotional connection I feel to these landscapes. The sculptural shapes of trees and lakeshore dunes have rhythmic movement which I describe by the light and shadow present at that time of day. I paint on location from direct observation, and in the studio from sketches, paintings, photos and memory. While painting, I keep in mind why I have chosen a particular location, which essential elements are needed to convey my feelings, and how I will interpret that through my paintings.

ANNE CORLETT is from the Saugatuck area and has studied at Oxbow in Saugatuck, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Art in London. She holds a BA of Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin. She paints in oils and pastel and prefers to work outdoors in order to connect to the landscape. “Paintings are a place to explore the physical qualities of oil paint. Mastering this medium is one of my lifelong pursuits. I concentrate on value, shape and color and am just beginning to grasp the importance of edges. When working, I take hold of the energy around me and focus it onto the canvas. This action celebrates existence.”

For more information:  |  231 631 5079
Old Art Building: 111. S. Main, (corner of Main and Cedar Streets) Leland, MI