Jeff Pugh at Mountain Trails Gallery
Reading artist statements is often akin to swallowing cotton; it sticks, and not in a good way~~you just can’t swallow. But artist statements need to exist as a touchstone for our own interpretations and feelings about artwork.
“Art has always dominated the direction of my life. I remember that when I was very young, I would go to my grandmothers and paint little watercolors with her as she painted. Even then, I remember learning the importance of seeing. This has just continued through my life and has helped me learn and grow. It has filtered the way that I view my surroundings. I no longer ignore the beauty of the landscape. It isn’t just dirt and trees and sky. It is a compound of colors and values and shapes.”
This, we like! Pugh’s work is defined by crisp lines, painterly brushstrokes and bright color. Mountain Trails is a large, “wander about” gallery. Go wander, and enjoy. www.mtntrails.net