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February Issue 2011

M Gallery of Fine Art in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Susan J. Foster

M Gallery of Fine Art in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Patina and Petals: Beloved Objects, featuring the latest still life pieces from the collection of artist Susan J. Foster, on view from Feb. 4 - 28, 2011. A public reception will be offered on Friday, Feb. 4, from 5-8pm.

Foster is an internationally known artist and teacher, currently living in beautiful Sarasota, FL. Born in Warren, OH, she has travelled extensively, repeatedly visiting major museums around the world. She studied at the University of Toronto and at Ontario College of Art and Design, and has studied with some of the most renowned artists of our time. She taught portrait painting at Ringling College of Art and Design for five years before leaving to teach at the Southern Atelier.

Working exclusively from life, Foster endeavors to capture both the visual qualities of her subject and its place in our most accessible emotional memories. Her pieces are contemplative and deliberate with classic subject matter painted in a contemporary setting.

Foster offered the following statement about her work, "The beauty and fragility of flowers is somehow made more apparent when painted with well-worn or much loved objects in a still life. The interplay of light and shadow, different textures, the sense of time passing that is inherent in flowers, is made evident on man-made items as a soft sheen from loving hands...".

Foster is currently represented by M Gallery of Fine Art.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/727-4500 or visit (www.mgalleryoffineart.com).


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