This will be the first time these two accomplished artists have ever shown together. Rodger Bechtold and Susan Morosky have similar brush strokes and treatment and both choose to draw from natural surroundings but that is where their similarity ends. Bechtold paints with an orchestration of form and color that makes the separation between representation and abstraction nearly indistinct and Morosky's work is from a complete abstract vocabulary inspired by the properties of water, fields, and their boundaries.
Matt Lively has made his mark on the Richmond Art scene ever since the early 90's. From that beginning, he has now become one of the most beloved artists of Virginia known for his unique paintings and murals. Spring is the perfect time to show Matt's work as his "Lively" creations always fill the heart with joy! Expect many of his favorite images, The Beecycles, Treehouses, Floating Sheep and of course one of Jacque's favorites, "Doug the Dog." Rumor has it that Matt's portrait of "Doug" was actually inspiration for the Doug the dog in Disney's,"UP."
Another reason why Cooper Vineyards loves Matt are for the amazing and affordable Pet Portraits that he creates. Matt is proudly represented by the Glave Kocen gallery whose 1st solo exhibit in November of 2014 called, "Playfield" was a huge success.
Cooper Vineyards will be offering a special Proseco tasting for this event. Live piano by Charlie Kilpatrick. Regular tasting fees apply.
Matt is scheduled to show in September in conjunction with the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.