Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Family Jewels Kelly Viss and Troy Viss

Some of life's best matches: Macaroni and cheese. Peanut butter and jelly. Brother and sister - well, maybe not always! But in this case the work of siblings Kelly Viss and Troy Viss goes together like "rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong!" (Can't help but get the GREASE lyrics stuck in my head...)

Left: Classical #109; oil on canvas by Kelly Viss
Right: In My Favorite Place; oil on board by Troy Viss

Kelly and Troy come from a family of artists, where creativity was encouraged and complimented. They were exposed to art at an early age by painting together with their parents. As they grew up and took different career paths, each has developed their own signature style; Kelly's is impressionistic and dreamy, Troy's is filled with delicate colors and bold brush strokes. We like to think of it as abstract impressionism.

Corot Morning
Oil on Canvas by Kelly Viss

Kelly's atmospheric landscapes are deceptively simplistic, and are layered with colors and textures. Her color schemes are soft and inviting, and remind me of walks through the English countryside. The contemporary old world sentiments of the landscapes reflect the influence of Corot. Her paintings are like a breath of fresh air.

Might Be The Place
Oil on Canvas by Troy Viss

Troy is a newcomer to Chemers Gallery, and his ambitious works reference abstract and interpretive ideas of memories. Easily hung with both traditional and contemporary work, Troy's oil and varnish paintings are easygoing and relaxing. Like a shared nose or eye color, it's easy to see a family resemblance within his canvases, yet his work is gorgeous and accomplished in its own right.

Kelly and Troy's unique styles relate beautifully to each other. Their gallery wrapped paintings work together or separately to weave their magic in any home or office. You can see both their work on our website with its pretty new home page, or you can come in to see them in person!

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