Ross paints conversation between farms and nature

From staff reports

Painter Robert Ross likes “to paint ordinary, often overlooked scenes and subjects.” Ross takes viewers on a tour of these places and things in an exhibition of new work at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The show opens Friday, June 29, with a 6 p.m.-sundown reception, and continues through Thursday, July 5.

Born and raised in Michigan, Ross now lives in Florida and makes annual visits to northern Michigan to renew his relationship with the local landscape. “My theme is the ongoing visual conversation between the abandoned farm buildings and surrounding fields, hills, trees and sky in the Port Oneida district of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore,” he said. “The classic shapes of these sentinels from the past are altered subtly by changing light and weather, giving them a sense of mystery and movement.” Ross works in oil paint and combines plein air studies with studio work.

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