Geometric forms in green, blue, and crimson shape abstract landscapes in William Crosby’s dynamic paintings. These works of fine art will be on display at the Adirondack Art Association (AAA) in September, as Crosby will be featured as the spotlight artist during their September Art Exhibit. The opening reception for this exhibit as well as a group show for AAA artist members will be held on Friday, September 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Adirondack Art Association in Essex, New York. The exhibit will run from September 2 to October 10, 2016.
William (Bill) Crosby is a painter and photographer as well as a retired Professor of Art, having taught for over 35 years at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh. Originally studying architecture at Cornell University, Crosby transferred to the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design with a concentration in photography and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in painting before becoming a professional artist and professor.
Lake Champlain, the Maine Coast, the New England mountains, the Atlantic coastline, and Alaska have become primary locations for Crosby’s photography and painting. Many of these paintings are in private and public collections, including the New York State Museum in Albany, the Wyeth Laboratories, the UVM Health Network at CVPH, in various offices of Bank of America, and in the art collection of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Cosby also exhibits his paintings at a multitude of galleries in Maine, including the Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland, The Gallery at Somes Sound in Somesville, and through Art Collector Maine (at the Portland Art Gallery in Portland, Maine and the Gallery at the Grand in Kennebunk, Maine). His work is also exhibited at the J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley, Massachusetts, at Chatham Fine Art in Chatham, Massachusetts, and at Martin Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. Crosby will also be the featured artist in the Martin Gallery in October of this year.
Although he works in acrylics when painting, Crosby often uses watercolor techniques, which allow for a very fluid and transparent quality in his work. His paintings, most often based on recollected experiences, are in fact textured combinations of techniques so that his acrylics sometimes resemble watercolor and sometimes resemble oil paintings.
Crosby stated about his artworks, “My paintings are a confluence of abstraction and realism evolving from the natural landscape. I am inspired by natural landforms, waters’ edges and changing atmospheric and seasonal conditions. Elements of sky, water, rocks, trees and earth are evident the compositions.”
The Adirondack Art Association will host an opening reception for their September Art Exhibit featuring an exhibition by William Crosby as well as a Group Show of members’ work. The Opening Reception is September 2 from 5:00-7:00 at the AAA in Essex, NY. The exhibit runs until October 10, 2016. Gallery openings are always free to the public and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit can also be viewed during weekly gallery hours.
For more information on this or any upcoming events at the Adirondack Art Association, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.adirondackartassociation.com. For more information on William Crosby’s work and his upcoming exhibitions through 2016, please visit www.wmc-art.com.
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