Thomas Kegler: Pursuit of Beauty
Oil paintings and drawings



Exhibition:
Friday, October 22, 2010-Saturday, November 20, 2010


Artist Statement:


“The many hours and days spent interacting with my subjects have opened my eyes to subtleties such as intricate color and value shifts, and beauty in the overlooked. I strive to emphasize the important elements of my inspiration and simplify the surroundings. Essentially, I distill what is before me into the essence of the inspiration, as opposed to rote copying, or simply capturing the “impression” of the moment. I hope my work is able to share this experience with the viewer, while at the same time bringing an awareness and respect for God’s creations and their temporal qualities.

My goal with these drawings and paintings has been to get to know my subject on an intimate level and bring this investigation to the viewer in the form of an evocative work of art. When I am studying a maple tree in the field for instance, I want my work to pay homage to that specific tree – not to all maples in general. I need to explore what made the tree grow into the shapes it has – the light, its surroundings, the weather, the soil, its environment. I try to investigate what I am seeing in order to “understand” what I am painting.

The work in this show is a manifestation of my love of the outdoors and nature. Nature itself has been the most humbling instructor. The sounds, smells, and tactile qualities that I experience while in field cannot help but be infused in the work. I want my art to contain a universal quality that makes the viewer feel he has been there and can relate to the image.”

Limited edition giclée prints are available for two pieces from the show which are signed & numbered by the artist. #35 Wild Strawberries – Proverbs 11:32, 7-1/2 x 10” for $85- each (unframed) and #42 Emery Maple – Ecclesiastes 9:10, 13-1/4 x 17”, $175- each (unframed).

Tom and the show were also featured in the American Art Collector magazine article of the same name in the November issue #61, 2010, and can be viewed Here (Adobe PDF courtesy of American Art Collector magazine) and the issue, or subscriptions to the magazine, can also be purchased at the following link American Art Collector.

Catalog of Exhibition:

Please contact the gallery concerning availability of works from past exhibits.

1. Spring Maple, Seminary Woods – Proverbs 11:30
14 x 11
1300.00

2. Two Roses – 1 John 4:18
18 x 24
3100.00

3. Dogwood Blossoms
8 x 10
800.00

4. Dusk Reflections, Sinking Ponds
10 x 8
900.00 (sold)

5. Japanese Anemones
10 x 8
800.00 (sold)

6. Raspberry Blossoms – Romans 12:14
8 x 10
800.00

7. Jet Stream
9 x 12
950.00

8. North Point, Catskill Park – Romans 14:17
12 x 16
1600.00

9. Red Pines at Sunset Rock
12 x 9
1000.00

10. Subsiding Storm – Psalms 30:5
24 x 30, oil and silver leaf on linen
4300.00

11. Figs and Gouda
12 x 16
1600.00

12. Yellow Birch and Moss, Kaaterskill Falls, 2008 –
Proverbs 19:11
14 x 11
1200.00 (pending sale)

13. May Apple and Wild Leeks
8 x 6
675.00 (sold)

14. Lilies of the Valley
8 x 6
675.00 (sold)

15. Buffalo Creek Dusk – Isaiah 55:12
24 x 36, oil and gold leaf on linen
6000.00 (sold)

16. May Fiddleheads – Job 12:10
10 x 8
850.00

17. Plates Clove Rocks
8 x 10
800.00 (sold)

18. Winter’s Release
11 x 14
1300.00 (sold)

19. Kaaterskill Stream Reflection – Hebrews 10:36
11 x 14
1300.00

20. Interior, Kaaterskill – 1 Thessalonians 4:11
11 x 14
1300.00 (sold)

21. Hemlock Grove – Proverbs 3:13
16 x 12
1700.00

22. Eastern Blush – John 37:14
20 x 16
2500.00

23. The Director
11 x 14
Collection of the Artist

24. The Hunter
10 x 8
Collection of the Artist

25. Luke
10 x 8
Collection of the Artist

26. Lone Pine – Proverbs 21:30
11 x 14
1300.00 (sold)

27. Wild Grapes – Romans 14:6
9.5 x 16
1500.00 (sold)

28. Last Light, Sinking Ponds – Proverbs 4:23
18 x 24
3300.00 (sold)

29. Purple Thistles
10 x 8
800.00

30. Meadow Wildflowers
10 x 8
800.00

31. Summer Rain at Hunter Mountain
9 x 12
1100.00 (sold)

32. Dark Roast – Proverbs 10:4
11 x 14
1300.00 (sold)

33. Still Life with Bread and Oil – Proverbs 16:19
18 x 24
3500.00 (sold)

34. Sunday Morning
11 x 14, oil and silver leaf on linen
1300.00 (sold)

35. Wild Strawberries – Proverbs 11:32
9 x 12
1200.00 (sold)

36. Top of the Falls, Kaaterskill – John 10:10
30 x 24
4300.00

37. Maple
12 x 9, gold point drawing
625.00

38. Maple Forest Interior
12 x 9, silver point drawing
625.00 (sold)

39. Birch in Kaaterskill Clove
12 x 9, silver point drawing
625.00 (sold)

40. Kaaterskill Clove Rocks, 2008
14 x 11, grisaille painting
1000.00

41. Kaaterskill Creek, 2008
9 x 12, grisaille painting
900.00

42. Emery Maple – Ecclesiastes 9:10
14 x 18
Collection of the Artist

43. Roaringkill Pool – Psalms 4:8
10 x 10
1100.00 (sold)

44. Birch Trunk
9 x 12, graphite and pencil drawing
575.00

45. Winter’s Casualties
9 x 12, silver point drawing
625.00

46. Pine Shadows
12 x 9, oil and gold leaf on linen
1100.00 (sold)


• All dimensions are in inches, height precedes width.
• All works are oil on linen, unless noted otherwise.
• All works are signed, dated and titled by the artist.
• All works were completed in 2010, unless noted otherwise.
• Additional works by Tom Kegler are available through Meibohm Fine Arts.
• Portrait and landscape commissions available.
• Meibohm Fine Arts has published limited edition (25) prints of #42 Emery Maple and #35 Wild Strawberries.
• Website of the artist: thomaskegler.com
• This exhibition is featured in the November issue of American Art Collector: www.americanartcollector.com
• More works are available on Tom Kegler’s Artist Page.
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