Former Bozeman residents now living in the Utah desert outside of Zion National Park, Jenny and Ryno will be showing a series of bright, colorful paintings inspired by their time spent in both the wilds and gardens of Montana and Utah. Utilizing lush texture and vibrant color, each scene reflects the all too brief but brilliant moments of a Western summer, each seen from their own unique perspective. When hiking, do you stop and become engrossed in a single patch of wildflowers, or do you look further afield to the slopes and mountains at the horizon? The work of these two artists will appeal to your preferred perspective as well as challenging you to take in a different view.
Jenny is a jewelry designer whose beautiful and meticulously detailed beadwork has always been botanically inspired. The jump from beaded to painted flowers was a very natural one, as it simply expanded her canvas size and loosened her style. In contrast, Ryno’s work features larger landscapes and sweeping views, as if the eye had merely looked up and beyond Jenny’s intimate florals. Together their work creates a conversation about perspective and our relationship with the environment around us.
Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Panel