During the May 18th ArtWalk, The Art Store will feature a solo show by renowned southern painter Larry Leach. “Larry Leach: Sublime Light” will exhibit landscape paintings of West Virginia and other southern locations, in oil on canvas, from May 13th through June 30th.
In his most recent body of work, utilizing the atmospheric texture of oil paint, Leach presents striking views of the first strong light of dawn to the last strong rays of sunset which rake across the landscape. Many of the paintings draw upon the sky, ocean, beach and grasses, presenting the horizontal and vertical movements of reflecting light and shadow. These vistas are not peopled; there is no indication of the human touch except for the occasional dirt road.