June 2005: Mike Southern Paintings & Etchings

Michael Southern will be showing a selection of his most recent landscapes.  Painting with oil on wood panels, he uses the technique of under-painting to create lushness. He's also drawn to bold natural colors such as reds & siennas.  Southern has a strong connection to the outdoors and landscapes, in particular.  Though he often paints from nature, many of his paintings are amalgams of landscapes he has experienced.  Southern explains, “I strive for an ideal place, the ideal atmosphere, the ideal color, the ideal composition.  Southern will also be showing a variety of his etchings.