Signature members Gail Morrison and Jeff Morrow were on exhibit in Eisele Gallery’s recent “Spring Creations” exhibition, along with Cincinnatian Cindy Nixon. The show focused on traditional landscapes, portraits and still life painting by these three established to explore their subject matter and technique in an elegantly curated show.
Passionate about painting, Gail Morrison’s oil landscape and still life paintings exude a vibrancy and color characteristic of the artist’s life and personality. Gail began painting in Italy. For fifteen years she returned to to paint en plein air in Tuscany, often leading small groups of other painters. More recently, Gail has been focusing on still life paintings, twelve of which have been juried by Oil Painters of America into their shows. Her painting “Cyclamen” was one of her paintings shown at the Eisele.
A full time artist since 2006, Jeff Morrow primarily focuses on portraiture, sporting art and urban scenes. Jeff first gained his understanding of composition during his 28-year career as a commercial photographer and video producer. Though rooted in the classic tradition, his painterly realism style is contemporary in spirit. Although the goal of a successful portrait is to create a good likeness and capture the essence of the subject, he works to create paintings that are pleasing on their own merit. He strives to create paintings that convey a sense of the moment and that bring out the beauty in everyday scenes. “Waterdogs” is shown above.