Michigan-based artist Shawn Krueger will demonstrate contemporary landscape painting at Grovewood Gallery in Grovewood Village on Friday, July 14 from 11am - 4pm.
Shawn Krueger is a painter whose work sits comfortably in both the American Arts and Crafts and Tonalism movements. Traditional methods and an awareness of history are important to the artist. Krueger says "I consider myself a contemporary artist, by virtue of having breath and a pulse in the year 2017, but my approach to the work definitely hearkens back to Barbizon, to the Hudson River School and even the Dutch Masters." Mood and a sense of place are the primary areas of focus for Krueger in his paintings, with the majority of his pieces begun outdoors, on-site.
Krueger has been quietly becoming a fixture in the Asheville art scene...which is rather remarkable given that the artist lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He says, “I've been making pilgrimages to Asheville for five years now, either to deliver work to a gallery or specifically to paint. It's in my blood now." Krueger also showcases his work at the annual National Arts and Crafts Conference each February at the Omni Grove Park Inn and is a member of the Roycroft Artisan Guild.