Asheville Gallery of Art, March 2019 Show “Fresh Air” will feature the work of Sue Dolamore whose plein air paintings show her love both of the process and the natural environment. The show runs March 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, March 1, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Sue’s studio is the wide-open world. Much of her work is painted en plein air within a 30-mile radius of Asheville. “I find the landscape deeply affecting and am fascinated with the diversity of mountains, skies, forests, farms, and fields that are unique to the region.” The artist brings her personality onto the canvas. “I can be impulsive, though most know me as a generous woman with a practical mind and energetic spirit. Yet, there has always been a bit of the wild in me.” Her well-structured compositions, rendered in a harmonious color palette with playful yet deliberate brushstrokes, reaffirms this combination of traits.The artist took up painting in 2014 by signing up for a class at A-B Tech. “I was willing to take risks, experiment with various media and techniques, and trust my instincts.” She heeded the advice of local masters and committed to regular practice. “It takes sincere desire to achieve this level of skill in plein air painting,” says Dolamore. “You have to love the process of painting as well as the natural environment, both of which can present many challenges. ”Sue Dolamore is the director of the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters, one of the most active and largest plein air painting groups in the Southeast. She is also a member of WNC Carolina Plein Air Painters (WNCPAP) and North Carolina Plein Air Painters (NCPAP). She lives with her husband, youngest daughter, and two cats on a ridge above the Ivy River. “My impressionistic paintings of the landscape strive to tap into our longing for a sense of place and the desire for a deeper understanding of the world around us.” Dolamore’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of March. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.