Soirée is now featuring a new exhibition "Forests and Tides" with new and beloved works by painter Jill Lawson through September 2014. Jill’s work features acrylic and oil paintings.
The Aperçu Soirée ("glance/glimpse/view/opening reception") for this exhibition will be held on Saturday, July 12th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Admission to the Aperçu Soirée is free, the art is sensational, food bites tasty, and the wine/craft beer/cocktail menu a delight to explore!
"Painting like music conveys an experience. It is not to capture an image anymore than a musician tries to mimic a sound in nature. It is to share an emotion, a moment, and yourself."
Jill Lawson is a Colorado based artist that enjoys painting many subjects. Born in Texas, Jill has always had an appreciation and love for nature, art and music.
She received her Bachelors in Music Composition from the University of North Texas where she was awarded the winner of the Orchestration Composition Competition. Following graduation Jill moved to Colorado where she began her teaching career in 1994, continued to compose music and taught for twelve years. After feeling a bit “burned out” on teaching she needed a new creative outlet…so she began to paint.
Jill is amazed by the many similarities in painting and composing music, as both are extensions of her emotions, memories, and experiences with nature. She is a self-taught artist with the exception of an intensive study with Roberto Ciabani in Florence, Italy.
She is now a full-time artist living in Colorado Springs. When not painting in Colorado Springs Jill spends her time painting and fly fishing at her yurt surrounded by the Pikes Peak National Forest…which in this exhibition, has clearly become her muse.
The Spotlight Gallery at Soirée is designed to offer artists the opportunity to present focused exhibitions and the public the opportunity to immerse themselves in a body of work created by one artist.
Admission to the Aperçu Soirée is free, the art is sensational, food bites tasty, and the wine/craft beer/cocktail menu a delight to explore!