Art Exhibit Showcases Plein Air Painting
Gallery owner Pat Bereskin and Jeff Allen present “Skylines and City Lights” art exhibit.
Beréskin Fine Art Gallery and Studio presents the newest works from Jeff Allen and gallery owner Pat Bereskin from August 29 to October 21 with an opening reception to be held on Friday, September 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will also feature paintings from artists who participated in the gallery’s recent “Plein Air Paint Out” held in Downtown Davenport in July.
Jeff Allen is founder of the Plein Air Painters of Iowa. The group comes together once a week near picturesque locations in Iowa to paint the great outdoors. Jeff draws his inspiration from the Iowa landscape and the group of friends that surround him. He works in oil paint on fine quality linen with brushes and pallet knife. His work has been described as pastoral with a dream-like ethereal quality. He currently resides in Solon, IA.
Pat Bereskin is an art instructor and owner of Beréskin Fine Art Gallery and Studio. Pat’s first oil painting was a cityscape. She remembers that it took a long time to complete but taught her many fundamentals of the art process. Her new “City Lights” series gives unique views of the architecture of popular cities in the US and abroad including New York, Chicago, Paris and the Quad Cities.
Beréskin Fine Art Gallery and Studio represents fifteen full time regional artists along with rotating guest artist exhibits. They offer classes for all ages and skill levels through the gallery and Mrs. B’s School of Art. Their goal is to provide the community a warm and friendly environment conducive to collaboration and learning about art.