Asheville Gallery of Art November 2019 Show “Reflection and Interpretation,” features the work of Michael Robinson with landscape paintings and drawings. The show runs November 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. A reception for the artist will be held November 1, 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 82 Patton Avenue. “Beyond the pure tactile and creative pleasure of putting oil paint on canvas, I try to find ways to convey the unique sensory experience of being in a special place, “ Michael says. “In the mountains, these experiences can encompass crossing high shadowed peaks and grassy balds or walking along bouldered streams with swirling eddies. In the Low Country, it may be the color of the ocean under passing clouds, a tideline at sunrise, or a rippled tidal creek under a full moon. For me the challenge of landscape painting is not to record every detail, but to look into the human experience of the moment and bring it to life.” Michael's drawings from his sketchbooks include scenes of China, Morocco, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. “Over the years, traveling with others, I’ve learned to artfully linger behind and steal what's important with just a few strokes of the pen.” Michael grew up in Mitchell County, North Carolina, sketched and painted from an early age, and was selected to study art the NC Governor’s School. In college, he set aside art for architecture at NC State University School of Design, where, after graduation, he was drafted into the army, which sidelined his architectural career. Returning home, he studied photography and printmaking at the Penland School of Craft before earning a Master of Fine Arts degree at UNC Greensboro. Michael practiced architecture for more than 30 years, frequently calling on his drawing and design skills. For further information about this show, 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.