Luminous: Bruce Cheever
March 2 - 15, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Press release

LUMINOUS: BRUCE CHEEVER
March 2 - 15, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona


Scottsdale, AZ..Trailside Galleries is pleased to present a special showcase of new works for artist Bruce Cheever.  The paintings will be on view at the gallery from March 2 through March 15.


Born in 1958, the Utah artist credits his education at Brigham Young University and a professional career as an illustrator as prime training ground in both observation and discipline.


Cheever’s newest body of work exemplifies his affinity for tonalism and luminism.  His atmospheric, bucolic paintings often have a pastoral element in the subject, much of it inspired by the landscapes and old homesteads found in the west.  Recent trips to Europe, including Switzerland, Italy and Great Britain have also inspired a series of beautiful, pastoral paintings.


Regardless of subject matter, Cheever strives to evoke emotion in the sense of place and endeavors to convey a rich feeling of nostalgia for viewers by inspiring them to pay attention to the simple beauties of life.  He notes, “I draw inspiration from what I love the most: impressionism, tonalism, luminism and realism.  I admire each element for its own individual merit.  When I choose a subject to render, it is the result of having had a personal connection with a certain place or thing in my life.


Since 1963, Trailside Galleries of Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona has been regarded as one of the pre-eminent dealers in American representational art, specializing in a rich and varied collection of works by the leading western, wildlife, figurative, impressionist, and landscape artists in the country. The artist roster includes members of the Cowboy Artists of America, National Academy of Design, Oil Painters of America, Plein-Air Painters of America, Prix De West, Society of Animal Artists, National Sculpture Society and Masters of the American West.


The gallery is also home to the offices and showrooms of its auction department, the Jackson Hole Art Auction.  Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country, defined by the high standard of works offered in a variety of genres including wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape and Western art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists.


Please contact Kimberly C. Fletcher, Marketing & Communications Director at 480.945.7751 or email media@trailsidegalleries.com for further information and images. 
 

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In the News: Luminous: Bruce Cheever Show featured in Western Art Collector
March 2015

Painter Bruce Cheever is a big believer in luminism, a style of painting that was largely developed by artists in the Hudson River School in the mid-19th century. “A lot of it goes back to Albert Bierstadt and the Hudson River artists. They were looking for romance, and they found it in their paintings, which just glowed,” Cheever says, explaining that luminism is the theory that light can penetrate the layers of a painting and reflect back out. “It gives the painting a lot of depth.”