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Friday 12-8pm
Saturday 12-6pm
Sunday 12-4pm
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Brent Langley
Saturday, August 15 through Monday (Labor Day), September 7, 2015

Opening reception Saturday, August 15, 6-8 pm
Artist introduction at 7 pm
Download the Times Observer article on this show

Brent will be giving a talk at Jamestown's Roger Tory Peterson Institute at 7pm on September 4

The paintings in "Birds" are in oil, watercolor, and acrylic. They depict a variety of bird species of North America and other parts of the world. Some are small portraits meant to capture the personality of the bird with minimal background to distract from the primary subject; others are larger scale to emphasize habitat, with the bird presented as an element of the landscape.

The artist Brent Langley, a resident of Coal Valley, Illinois, was born in Kansas in 1947, and graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 1999, Brent retired after a 26-year career with the U.S. government. Following his retirement, he embarked on a second career as a wildlife artist, developing his artistic abilities with emphasis on experimenting with new media and the portrayal of color and light. Largely self-taught, Brent has also greatly benefited from workshops presented by internationally known artists John Seerey-Lester and Robert Bateman He is especially proud of his membership in the prestigious Society of Animal Artists, in which he has been a Signature Member since 2011.

Rain Forest Wren
Balerina Anhinga
Serpent Slayer
Flight of Fancies

Artist's Statement:

"Art has always been a part of my life. From earliest memories, I have been intrigued with the idea of taking what my eyes see, melding that sensory input with what my mind imagines, and translating the resulting images through my hands to paper, board, and canvas for others to experience. My objective is to create works of art that are harmonious in all aspects, from both a compositional and a scientific viewpoint. While the primary goal is to bring pleasure, a secondary goal is also to educate, to prompt in the viewer the desire to preserve the wonderful, extravagant, beautiful diversity of life that surrounds us.

Artist's site