Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jeffrey Simmons

Jeffrey Simmons is a Seattle artist who creates paintings of glowing beauty. While his materials are as traditional as possible - he uses primarily watercolors and acrylics on canvas - there is nothing traditional about the results. Simmons applies layer upon layer of weakly diluted transparent pigments to create effects that simply baffle the eye. His abstract images can reveal smooth ripples of color like a drop of pigment in milk, or glimpses of otherworldly illuminated objects.

A large show of Simmons' paintings, watercolors and etchings hangs at the Greg Kucera gallery in Seattle until February 19th. The image to the left is from the current show, but it can't do justice to the subtlety of his painting. See it.

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