Saturday, October 21, 2017

Danielle Hatherley at Mirada Fine Art

Danielle Hatherley at Mirada Fine Art, 'Blue Dream,' Acrylic/Oil on Canvas, 42" x 72"

Artist Danielle Hatherley’s abstracted landscapes are all about contrast and interaction.  Carefully edited color palettes are chosen deliberately to elicit specific depth, clarity, light and tone.

Danielle Hatherley at Mirada Fine Art, 'Colorado VI,' Acrylic/Oil on Canvas, 30" x 48"
Born in Albury, Australia, Danielle was inspired to capture the beauty of nearby Sydney’s spectacular harbor and beaches in artistic forms.  While attending University, she met renowned Australian artist, Ted Blackall, who became her lifelong mentor, and first introduced her to painting en plein air.  The experience brought both Danielle, and her art, to life.  She recalls, “I knew from that moment on that I couldn’t do anything else but paint.”

Danielle Hatherley at work in her studio in Colorado.  Danielle is represented by Mirada Fine Art
While always inspired by breathtaking landscapes, Danielle’s technique matured and developed over the years.  Recreating a scene itself was no longer enough. Capturing the play of sunlight and shadow became her passion.  Striving to find and capture that energy-filled moment in nature when light and dark meet, are unified and find peace, has possessed Danielle.  Sunsets, backlit forests and luminous abstracted landscapes leap from her canvasses.  “Even my simple suburban street takes on a glorious state as the dusk light pushes between a shed and a tree,” she states.  A move to Colorado with its stunning vistas and sunsets reinvigorated her work even further.
Danielle Hatherley at Mirada Fine Art, 'Restless,' Acrylic/Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"
Hatherley’s work is found throughout the United States and Australia, both in corporate installations and private collections.  She currently divides her time between studios in Boulder, Colorado and New York City. 

Danielle Hatherley at Mirada Fine Art, 'Fleeting Moment,' Acrylic/Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"

Friday, October 13, 2017

Natural Elements Exhibition at Mirada Fine Art

Artists Greg Dye, Thomas Harvey & Michael McLaughlin Combine Forces for a Visual Banquet

The artwork of Greg Dye, Michael McLaughlin and Thomas Harvey
are blended together to create 'Natural Elements'

On October 6th, 2017, an artistic meeting of the minds occured in an extraordinary exhibit at Mirada Fine Art.  Bringing together three very different artists bound by their love of nature and their mastery at capturing its beauty, Mirada will present its latest exhibition, ‘natural ELEMENTS.’  The exhibition will runs from October 7th-November 5th.

Michael McLaughlin's 'Bronze Fox' sits on
top of Thomas Harvey's 'Vessel End Table' in
Mirada Fine Art's 'natural ELEMENTS'

Stepping into the award-winning gallery, you are struck by the tranquil cohesiveness of the superb displays of contemporary art.  An underlying and decidedly ‘Colorado feel’ emanates from each piece of work, despite the fact the artists themselves reside around the world.  In this unique exhibit, Roxborough Park painter Greg Dye, Connecticut sculptor Michael McLaughlin, and Denver’s master woodworker, Thomas Harvey, unveil their latest work.

Greg Dye at Mirada Fine Art,
'Royal Gorge,' Original Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"

Greg Dye’s canvasses burst with brilliant color. Employing a palette knife to apply bold strokes of oil paint, Greg masterfully captures the glorious glow of Rocky Mountain sunrises and sunsets. The resulting vividly-illuminated landscapes and wondrously character-filled wildlife portraits will captivate you.

Michael McLaughlin at Mirada Fine Art,
'The Early Worm,' Limited Edition Bronze

McLaughlin creates endearing bronze sculptures portraying enchanting moments from the wild. Often incorporating natural objects found during frequent hikes, the juxtaposition of simplicity rendered in a complex manner is a hallmark of Michael’s work.

Thomas Harvey at Mirada Fine Art,
'Andon 1 (Organic Glow),
Reclaimed Plum, Walnut, Acrylic & LED lights,
72" x 15" x 14"

Craftsman Thomas Harvey believes wood to be the quintessential artistic medium—solid and strong while infused with movement.  Incorporating the natural beauty of these characteristics, he creates furniture and art that are simultaneously timeless and modern.

Opening reception of 'natural ELEMENTS' at Mirada Fine Art.

Definitely come check out these remarkable artists at Mirada Fine Art!

'natural ELEMENTS' exhibition at Mirada Fine Art.