CANYON LIGHT & PRAIRIE SKIES

August 2011                                                                               Issue 9 

 

Greetings!

 

 Escape the inadequate computer images and

experience the original oils "Tree Top Sunset" and "We Live Here" at:

 

Kansas Masters Invitational Art Show in Topeka

September 2 - October 21

 

 Kansas Masters Invitational Exhibition

 

Sabatini Gallery

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

1515 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, Kansas

 

Marilyn Richter

Marilyn Richter, 1932-1984

 

Matthew Returns to Topeka Roots 

 

 

  Art permeated the childhood of young Matthew, son of noted Topeka artist, Marilyn Richter. His mother showed him how art expands the imagination and develops self-actualization.

 

As a child, Matthew accompanied his mother on plein-air, or outdoor, painting sessions throughout the Topeka and Flint Hills area. The painters captured the majesty of the Kansas plains in quick brushstrokes.

 

Later in the studio, they developed the sketches into larger, stylized paintings. Matthew still uses plein-air sessions to generate new compositions and color notes.

 

Marilyn's choice of subject matter and painting style influenced the development of Matthew's own technique. In the image below, detail of Matthew's oil, "Evening Descends on the Tallgrass" and Marilyn's pastel "Red Prairie Grass" reveals the similarities in grass depiction between the two artists.


Detail of Matthew and Marilyn Painting Styles 


Only 2 weeks remaining

at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas

 

Matthew Richter One Room Showing

 August 5 - September 17

Richter One Room Showing, Manhattan 

View Matthew's newest prairie masterpieces collected in one stunning room

 

MATTHEW RICHTER
CANYON LIGHT & PRAIRIE SKIES 
1131 IRON HORSE RD
MCPHERSON, KS 67460

620-241-7240
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This newsletter is written and edited by Kiya Richter Krier,
a 2009 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Creative Writing degree.
She is currently living and writing in Claflin, Kansas.