Rick Gedney: New Work
October 8 - November 7, 2016
RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main Street, Beacon, NY is showing a selection of new work by artist Rick Gedney. Inspired by the aesthetics of 19th century American painting, poetry and literature, Rick Gedney’s original artistic vision is realized in this collection of Hudson River landscapes. His wonderful paintings of the Hudson River express a sense of peace and harmony, of gentle beauty and inspiration. The artist reception will be held October 8, during Beacon's Second Saturday, from 5-8 pm.
Born and raised in the suburbs of New York, Gedney developed an early appreciation for the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley. He started his academic life studying art at Franklin College, Indiana under the guidance of realist landscape artist Thomas Locker, and Luigi Crispino, an abstract expressionist. He continued to explore different forms of artistic expression in his paintings after graduation and later studied traditional watercolor techniques with local artist Earnest Brown. After many years he rediscovered the works of Thomas Cole and his contemporaries, developing a special affinity for the paintings of Thomas Doughty and Sanford Gifford and was later interested to discover that Gifford and his Great Grandfather served together in the 7th regiment NYSNG during the American Civil War.
Settling in Cold Spring, N.Y., Rick has found that his inspiration has been reinvigorated with a love for the beauty of this landscape by which we are so privileged to be surrounded.