Featured Artist

February 2-28, 2015

Romancing Nature: an exhibit of fine art photography by Mary Louise Ravese and paintings by Kate Williams

In February, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Romancing Nature, a Featured Artist Exhibit inspired by the beauty of nature.  From the Tuscan countryside and rolling hills of Napa Valley, California to expansive soft-colored skies and intimate florae, the photographs of Mary Louise Ravese paired with paintings of Kate Williams, stage a captivating and romanticized view of nature.

Mary Louise Ravese’s photographs draw us in encouraging daydreams of strolls down idyllic country lanes. Views of sun light glinting through the organic shapes of tree canopies, the intimate landscape found in butterfly wing markings, and rambling roses climbing old stone walls are just some of the natural elements that she handles in a painterly yet precise manner to magnify the visual experience.

Working in a variety of painting media, including oils, watercolor, pastels and colored pencil, Kate Williams’ vibrant and impressionistic works capture the true essence of the subject.  Bursting tulips, elegantly curved lilies, and wide open pastel-colored skies are subjects with which the viewer can feel an immediate connection.  Kate’s use of color, line and texture create a welcoming organic tableau.

Meet Mary Louise, Kate and other gallery artists, enjoy wine and light fare at the Gallery Reception on Saturday, February 21st from 5-8 pm.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175.