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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:36

'Skies Across America' exhibit runs through Nov. 27 in Fort Atkinson

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"Winter Moonlight" by Thomas Jewell is one of the paintings in his exhibit, "Skies Across America," running through Nov. 27 in Fort Atkinson. "Winter Moonlight" by Thomas Jewell is one of the paintings in his exhibit, "Skies Across America," running through Nov. 27 in Fort Atkinson. Thomas Jewell

Artist Thomas Jewell will hold a “Skies Across America” show through Nov. 27 at the Jones Family Gallery in the Dwight Foster Public Library, 209 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson.

The exhibit will be on display through Nov.27 during regular library hours.

The show is comprised of paintings Jewell has created over the past 18 months from on site sketches he made during family trips.

“I have always had the idea to do a series of paintings featuring the meeting of sky and land. The sky is the dominant aspect of each piece,” Jewell said.

“I invite everyone who enjoys original art and the beauty of the “American sky as it meets the landscape” to come see my paintings from across 22 states. The location of each painting will be identified as to its location within the specific state.”
 
Jewell's general philosophy for his paintings is to capture the mood or feeling of a place or moment in time.

“I relish the play of ever changing light.  I look for that magical moment of when sky, land and light come together in a dazzling display of beauty.  I want the viewer to be able to feel the mystery of the atmosphere.”
 
Jewell's work has been exhibited throughout Wisconsin as well as several other states. His paintings have received several awards over the years and are included in numerous corporate and private collections.

Jewell continues to do private commission work and plans for future shows and gallery exhibits.  He continues his affiliation with Oil Painters of America and Visionary artists.

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