The exhibit includes abstract and impressionistic landscapes in oil and watercolor.
(Sarasota, FL) “Paradise in Season: New Works by Beverly A. Smith, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Joseph Palmerio” runs March 14 through April 30 at the Celery Barn in Towles Court, 266 South Links Avenue, Sarasota. The exhibit includes abstract and impressionistic landscapes in oil and watercolor. The artists, who represent themselves in this show, will be available on the opening weekend, March 14-15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a life painting demonstration by Vladislav Yeliseyev on March 15 at 2 p.m. A reception, with the artists in attendance, is March 21, 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 941-330-6865.
Beverly A. Smith has been a teacher, coach, mother, exercise physiologist but now devotes most of her time to creating art. “My expressionistic work is intuitive,” says Smith. “As I add more paint, movement, shape and texture to the work, it develops itself and becomes a painting. The experience is not a deliberate, intellectual one—but a journey, from beginning to end. I enter the painting feeling like climbing in and tiptoeing around. This is how I get the depth in my work by experiencing it first hand. I become part of the painting.” Smith says she’s been continuing her studies at the Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, where she’s concentrating on anatomy and figure drawing. She also studies at The Southern Atelier in Bradenton. The works in this exhibit will be
abstract expressionist and impressionistic landscapes in oil. For more information about Smith, visit www.beverlyasmith.com.
Classically trained, Vladislav Yeliseyev combines an artist’s eye with an architect’s obsession. After graduating in fine art from Moscow School of Arts, Yeliseyev earned a master’s degree in architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture in 1983. “My every work is a manifest of light existence. Understanding the nuances of light is a matter of life and death in landscape painting,” he says. Vladislav’s works won numerous awards at the juried art competitions in the United States and Russia. To share his passion and expertise, Vladislav founded the Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota where he teaches a formal curriculum and educates his students in classical drawing and painting. In this exhibition, Vladislav will show his most recent plein air works in watercolor and oil painted in Florida and France. For more information about Vladislav Yeliseyev, visit www.yeliseyevstudio.com.
Joseph Palmerio is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia Pa. His work is part of numerous private collections throughout the country, including the Coville collection in Sarasota, the Grant collection in Reston Va., and the Havard collection in Philadelphia. Palmerio has exhibited in the Coutts Museum in Kansas as one of the top “100 National Parks Artists,” and has completed large murals for the city of Philadelphia, the Acme Market Corporation in Great Valley, Pa., and Motivation Inc. in the Orlando Airport. Palmerio has served as artist-in-residence for the Everglades National Park and the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. He teaches painting and plein air techniques privately and holds workshops up and down the east coast. Palmerio will exhibit butterfly abstractions and landscapes in this show. For more information, visit www.palmerioart.com.