Asheville Gallery of Art, October 2019 Show “In Vivid Color!” features the work of Judy Rentner, who fills her landscapes with glorious color and light. The show runs October 1-31 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 October 4, 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 82 Patton Avenue. Judy says her painting journey really blossomed twenty years ago, when she and her husband retired to Western North Carolina. “Although we had lived in nine states, none inspired me as much as this one. Surrounded on every side by so much visual beauty, I was compelled to capture it on canvas. Of all the seasons, fall is my favorite; the cooler crisp air, the brilliant colors, and the sense of change. The past recedes and the future beckons.” The attention Judy gives to her work is evident when she shares her creative process. “Each painting begins with a vision in mind, but it evolves as I go, pushing back areas with dark values, and highlighting other areas with impasto lights. I emphasize pure and vivid colors to achieve a luminescence that in nature is not apparent. By placing shapes, colors and values, I try to achieve a composition that is pleasing to the eye, yet dynamic.” Judy has been painting for 40 years and has been with the Asheville Gallery of Art for 17 years, where she enjoys the fellowship and inspiration of the 30 other artists. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University, and has taught art in the California school system. “An artist’s journey is never a straight line. There are periods of time where the creative spirit lies dormant, and then there are times when there is a leap of insight and understanding, a new way of looking at things.” 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.