Buddy Plumlee Paintings, featuring works by local artist Buddy Plumlee, opens at West Chicago’s Gallery 200, located at 200 Main Street in downtown West Chicago, with an Artist’s Reception on June 6, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. While Plumlee is a portrait painter, his portraits are biographies. His pieces reflect an intimacy, with a deep and powerful understanding of his subjects. He intends his paintings to “capture the essence of a person grown to that moment in time”.
Plumlee was formally trained in Florence, Italy at Scuola Lorenzo de Medici, immersing himself in Renaissance art while there. He loves the detail in narrative work, detail which expresses the story as he knows it. He brings to the canvas a biographical writer’s illuminating touch. Plumlee’s media is diverse: he works on paper and canvas, in watercolor, acrylics, ink and gouache.
Complementing the realism of portraiture and story board work, Plumlee does commercial work in faux finishes, wood graining and marbling, with his company, BPS Decorating. Last year, he was commissioned to do a large exterior mural at the Pathway Connections child care facility in Lisle. He lives in West Chicago with his family, and is active in the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission.
Gallery 200, which is a division of local arts not-for-profit People Made Visible, is proud to feature Buddy Plumlee’s work and have him as a member artist. For more information about him, visit www.bpsdecorating.com. Buddy Plumlee Paintings will remain on display at Gallery 200 for the entire month of June. Regular hours for Gallery 200 are Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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