Sept 13, 14 & 14, 2013 Twenty plein air artists gathered together recently at Kanapaha Gardens to create in the live public art venue as participants of the 11th Annual Worldwide Paint Out. The event, sponsored by International Plein Air Painters, promotes art as a universal language and friendship that has no borders. The local version, sponsored by Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, brought plein air artists from the Gainesville and surrounding North Florida area together. They produced 69 paintings during the marathon of creativity. The works are installed in an exhibition in the Summer House Gallery that will run through Jan. 5, 2014. Sales of artworks share a 40% commission to non-profit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
Kanapaha Gardens has long been a muse to the creative community and hosted one of the very first paint outs in the state in 2002. It is truly a green Eden and an artist's delight. The lush landscape is full of wonder at every turn, the variety of plants and landscape is astounding. In the heat of late Summer there was color everywhere. Temperatures in the 90's and bugs were a challenge but everybody hung in there to get their best work. This was the second year in a row that I've organized and promoted this event that provides opportunity to our local art community, offers a supportive contribution to Kanapaha Gardens and connects with artists all over the world.
See International Plein Air Painters website: http://ipap.homestead.com
- Tim Malles Art Studio
- Gainesville, Florida, United States
- Astronomy themes, landscapes and public art are some of the targets of my work. These are the best of times as we stand on the threshold of unprecedented discovery in space. As a space artist, I am grateful for and inspired by the amazing images of faraway places that the great telescopes of our generation have given us. As a plein air painter, I am inspired to quickly capture light, color and movement with the focus on our rapidly changing environment. As an artist within the live public art venue I am inspired by the opportunity for creativity, spontaneity and exchange.