Artists Reception – saturday 2/28 5-7PM

pic30_lgSegil Fine Arts is a gallery is featuring the Fine Art paintings and linocut prints of Raymond Allan Harris 2/28 through 4/11.  The opening reception is this saturday evening (details at the end of the post).  Harris is a very accomplished plein air painter whos paintings are very soft and romantic in the impressionist vein.  

What really got my attention is when I scrolled down the invite and saw the linocut prints.  Briefly they are hand cut linoleum tiles that are hand inked and printed.  The cutting process can take quite a while depending on the level of detail and size of the tile.  The challenge lies in cutting these tiles is that they are reversed left to right when printed AND you cut out what you want left blank in effect creating a negative of the final print.  Not an easy task.  Harris’ prints got my attention as they are all of beachy type scenes with a Hawaiian type feel to them.  Loved them, can’t wait to see them in person.  The rest of the info after the jump.

You may view Raymond’s bio here off the Segil Fine Art site.  You can also view many of his paintings and linocut prints on the Harris Art page on Segil’s site.

Details: Opening Reception Saturday 2/28/09 5PM-7PM.  Segil Fine Arts 110 W Lime Avenue,  Monrovia CA 91016.  626-358-5563.

Image used with the permission of Laura Segil of  Segil Fine Art.