Russ Flint - Fine Art Painter

Posted on March 7th, 2016

​During the month of March, Main Street Artists Gallery will feature the exuberant work
of one of its founding members and long-time Greenville resident, Russ Flint.  Amaster at depicting movement on canvas, Russ brings to this show a collection of large-format new works featuring a variety of people engaged in everyday pursuits.

Entitled "The Simple Joys of Life", this  show focuses on simple pleasures derived from apple picking, dancing, family food preparation, crushing grapes, picking flowers, sunbathing, eating popcorn and playing with cats.  Inspired by memories of his and wife Cheryl's own experiences of family life with 4 children, the artist has always tended toward depicting people in warm and friendly circumstances, doing things involving interaction with family and friends.  These particular works differ from previous ones only in size and scope, as the artist explores working on a larger scale with more complex composition but still using the familiar medium of acrylic or oil. 

If a theme can be found in this array of works, it would be a call to focus on theupbeat, positive side of life and, by extension, on hope for a better future, onenot totally focused on technological progress but also allowing for satisfaction tobe derived from social interaction and simple, small acts of spiritual enrichment.

GUEST ARTISTS:  Also featured at the gallery during March will be a display of some of Greenvvilleartist Mavis Somers'  amazing life-size carousel animal sculptures which are onhiatus from the carousel on her and husband Brad's Greenville property duringthe winter months.  These pieces are remarkable for their authenticity andmeticulous workmanship which is sure to delight viewers of all ages.  She willalso offer smaller sculptures of farmyard animals for sale.
In addition, for a glimpse of what inspires the next generation, art Instructor Bruce Harris brings in a group of young guest artists from his Greenville and Chester High School classes with a stunning  display of colorful graffiti art.

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