Durango, CO (PRWEB) April 01, 2015
Sorrel Sky Gallery will welcome spring with a First Thursday Art Walk One-Man Show featuring oil paintings by Stephen Day. First Thursday will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on April 2 in Durango and First Friday will be held from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. on April 3 in Santa Fe.
Day will unveil 15 brand-new paintings for his one-man show. The exhibit will include several large Southwestern vistas as well as a collection of smaller paintings from Canyon de Chelly, where Day spent time in December. “It should be on everyone’s bucket list,” he said of the Navajo guided tours of the Arizona National Monument. His new paintings capture Day’s love of the area.
Stephen Day is a full-time artist in New Mexico. Primarily painting in oil, his subjects are from life but the landscape is his first love. "I paint almost exclusively from life trying to capture the feeling and the mood of the subject before me. This work philosophy forces me to paint quickly to get a spontaneous and fresh response, because everything around us (including ourselves) is in a constant state of change
Stephen studied painting at the Art Students League of Denver with Bruce Cody and Mark Daily. He has taken workshops with David Leffel, John Encinias, and Clyde Apsevig and studied with Richard Schmid at the Loveland Academy of Fine Art. Stephen is known for the big skies in his paintings and appreciates the embers of light that send a certain glow to these partly cloudy scenes. He captures a specific moment in time and enjoys portraying how this time of day is reflected on the landscape below.
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2013. It represents over 60 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Billy Schenck, and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse, among others.