Michael Alderson's mastery of oil pastel as a medium of expression is obvious in the minimal landscapes he creates. The palette is rich and complex, vibrant yet calm, with the horizon endlessly pulling the viewer out to a sea of emotion. Says Alderson, " I have always loved the horizon like the oldest friend we have."
Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michael Alderson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1992. He currently lives and works in Maine.
Myles Bennett’s architectural discipline is undeniable throughout his work. There are ruminations of rising skyscrapers, exuding vertical modernity and precision in his compositions. He has trained his hands to intuitively understand and trust the process, with the “in-between” spaces carrying as much gravitas as the lines themselves. Bennett is highly interested in the investigation of medium and surface, compelled to explore the subtle interplay of surrounding boundaries. Like a conduit, he channels the message of each piece.
48 x 48 • Oil on Canvas • #EFR32
Aqueduct No. 1
48 x 48 • Acrylic & Mixed Media on Panel Box • #TJS1