-Rick Yusten & Joan Buckles
Jun 27- Aug 16
Rick Yusten Bio
Describing himself simply as “a painter of landscapes”, Rick Yusten’s oil paintings belie that description with a complex blend of bright and beautiful colors, unique brushwork and depictions of lofty clouds and endless prairie.
A native of South Dakota, Rick spent his childhood in South Dakota and Wyoming before attending college in Chadron, Nebraska, and then on to the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver, Colorado in 1972. He spent the next several decades rendering finely articulated pencil drawings. His attention turned briefly to working with acrylics, then to his true vocation, oil painting. This medium opened up a whole new world of color and light, and when he discovered his passion for plein air painting, in 2000, he knew that the immediate recording of the outdoor experience would enormously enhance his studio painting.
Drawn to the vaulted skies and wide vistas of the high plains, Rick’s best day is one spent painting plein (open) air on a country jaunt. “If I can capture in oil even a small part of the awe and wonder I feel when I’m out painting, I’ve had a successful day”, he said. The ever-evolving clouds, shadows on the hills, the undulating grass and shimmering air present an unerring challenge for the brush.
Rick has shown his work throughout Nebraska and the high plains area for many years. His paintings are currently displayed at the Prairie Edge Art Gallery in Rapid City, South Dakota. He resides in Gordon, Nebraska, where he has a studio.
Joan Buckles Bio
Joan Buckles has always been inspired by “The Horse,” from the time she was a first grader and saw the photo of “The Horse Fair” by Rosa Bonheur.Her husband, Buck, used saddle horses and work horses, daily, giving her an opportunity to use her camera to capture many future paintings.Her work can be viewed at The Italian Inn and The Chamber of Commerce store in Gordon, NE.
Tuesday Through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Carnegie Arts Center
204 W 4th St
Alliance NE 69301
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT