Gallery Andrea in Scottsdale is set for its December show, which will feature the works of Katha Rossein, Dennis Kleidon, Bill Hudson and Andrea de Kerpely-Zak.
Ms. Rossein’s works will be from her Impressionist Nude collection while Mr. Kelidon will have art pieces from his contemporary collection. Mr. Hudson’s work are considered impressionist landscapes while Ms. de Kerpely-Zak will showcase miniature Christmas poinsettias.
Ms. Rossein says she has experience in both medicine and art, claiming the two to be “intimately connected” as “the body speaks sometimes directly and sometimes through innuendo.”
“Painting the figure comes from a deep appreciation of the hidden, the emerging and finally the evolving sensuality of all bodies,” she said in a prepared statement. “There is always what is spoken and what is unclear but the painting invites you to consider the moment.”
Mr. Kleidon received a master’s degree in art from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Illinois Wesleyan University, according to a press release,
He has exhibited his artwork in solo and joint shows in galleries, museums and juried exhibitions. The design work of Kleidon & Associates has aided its clients in the U.S., Canada and Europe
Mr. Kleidon, who was born in Chicago, paints abstractions that explore the possibilities of paint in action, reveling in color in ways that appear at first to be intuitive, but soon reveal a sure sense of gesture – at once invigorating and calming.
Through decades of sailboat racing, Mr. Kleidon receives inspiration from the turbulence of water, the violence of the wind and the complexity of nature’s details.
His paintings, a release claims, pair bold strokes with complex detail, where the paint smashes against itself to create a whitewater of color.
Mr. Hudson comes from a family of watermen, which draws him to the maritime, he says. Mr. Hudson claims no other form of media can capture “the luminosity of the sky reflected off the ever-changing sea like watercolor on cotton fiber, cold-press paper.”
Mr. Hudson uses transparent watercolor mixed with water-based casein to produce his paintings with, what he claims, as high realism, contrast, detail and tranquility.
“Discovering casein and its velvet-like qualities has been an exciting experience for me. Casein is the oldest known paint using milk curds as the binder rather than the gum arabic associated with watercolor and gouache,” he said in a prepared statement.
“Consequently, it looks like watercolor, but dries quickly and cannot be reactivated. It can be applied transparently or opaquely. Extremely durable, casein has been used since ancient Egyptian times, yet lost favor with the introduction of acrylics in the 1950s. Casein is now enjoying a well-deserved rebirth in popularity.”
Mr. Hudson has exhibited in numerous venues and galleries along the West Coast including Laguna Beach, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Carmel, La Jolla, La Quinta, Indio and Indian Wells. He has also been a juror for many events including the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.
He is frequently invited to art leagues and watercolor societies where he demonstrates his painting techniques. He authored and published the Watercolor Pocket Guide which illustrates 44 useful painting techniques.
Mr. Hudson is also the inventor and patent holder of the Mahl Bridge and Mahl Bridge Clamps, tools that were introduced to the art community in 2006.
Hungarian born artist Ms. de Kerpely-Zak, an international artist who created “Healing Flowers,” has lived and shown in the U.S. for over 40 years. Two of her works were commissioned for Pope John Paul II.
The shape of the poinsettia flower and leaves are sometimes thought as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise Men to Jesus, a release states. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ. The white leaves represent his purity.