Two of the Countries Best Realist Painters, Stacy Barter and Neil Adamson Showing Together For The First Time at Nuance Galleries in St Petersburg
Adamson and Barter have both been artists most of their lives and have achieved masterful levels in there work and career. Both have won hundreds of prestigious State & National awards from juried art competitions all over the US and have had many gallery and museums shows which are listed in their biographies.
Neil H. Adamson a Realist Painter- AWS,NWS,FWS,PAA-M (view Neil’s bio)
Subjects: Primarily Wildlife and Landscape.
Medium: Diluted Acrylic on smooth rag board
“I particularly love Drawing & Painting scenes with Wildlife and water ” …Neil Adamson
Stacy Barter a Realist Painter- OPA,NOAPS (view Stacy’s bio)
Subject: Primarily People and Stile Life
Medium: Oil on Linen
“I love working from life, whether it’s from flowers or a model it is exhilarating and ever changing.” …Stacy Barter
When you view the original Paintings selected for this show at Nuance you will see new works along with some of the artists’ award winning peices. No doubt, both are natural talents but in the world of realism it takes many “years of hours” to gain the accuracy and refined skills needed to be a great Realist Painter. This genre is not for the painter who doesn’t have patience for detail ; realism of this nature demands an immersive relationship with the subject.
“Detail doesn’t make a great painting by it’s self” Neil said in an interview. “It take it all …composition use of color, drawing, light, negative space and for the detail I use brushes with one hair sometimes..I love the detail!”
It is the choice and treatment of the subject matter that defines Realism as a movement in painting.
“At the heart of realist is the truthful portrayal of typical objects, events and people. Realist paintings tend to resonate strongly with many people because of their honest depiction of life as it exists. Realism paints real life in all its flawed glory, treating familiar objects, everyday people, and ordinary events as worthy subjects of realism art.” http://www.starrabbott.com
Nuance Galleries is proud to be a part of this. As a member of the Downtown Arts Association, Nuance Galleries St Pete works with the Museums, Artist Studios and the other Galleries to keep St Pete #1, and continue the growth of all the arts in Downtown.
St Peteresburg did not instantly become the nation’s number one of the Top 25 Arts Destination for mid-sized U.S. cities (populations under 499,999)
For the third year in a row we in ‘The Burg’ won hands down. Tampa was voted 3rd in the nations by (www.americanstyle.com)
St Pete has had a steady increase in year-round museum attendance and arts patronage—and, according to Rob Rowan this filters art into the everyday life of our community.
Hope to see you this Saturday, come meet and spend time with Stacy and Neil for our first big show of the year.
Nuance Galleries Tampa
804 South Dale Mabry
Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm
Nuance Galleries St Pete
2924 Central Ave
Monday by appointment,