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“Colors of Life” for March at Asheville Gallery of Art

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s March show, “Colors of Life,” features the work of Sun Sohovich, whose colorful palette captures the joy of living in our beautiful mountains.The show runs March 1-31during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A reception for the artist will be held March 6, 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 82 Patton Avenue.

Sun Sohovich brings her happy personality into her work. “When I mix colors right on the canvas with a palette knife, all my worries get mixed away to become the joyous colors of life. I am fascinated with the beauty of mountains, the skies and endless forests that are so peaceful and calm yet colorful. I have found much joy and great passion for my art and my goal is to have each painting be better than the one before.”

Sun always liked the color blue, but it became her favorite color ever since she moved to Waynesville, NC in 2014. She enjoys seeing the Blue Ridge Mountains with different shades of blues and tries to bring that harmonious color palette to her canvases with loose but purposeful knife strokes. Each painting is a new discovery for her. “I try to paint in different ways and not to get too comfortable with what I know.” She keeps this quote by Vincent Van Gogh on her easel: “I am always doing what I can not do yet, in order to learn how to do it.”

The artist began teaching herself how to paint through trial, repetition, and experimentation, learning from her favorite master artists, Quang Ho, Laura Robb, and Phil Starke. Sun’s paintings were exhibited in the 2018 Oil Painters of America Salon Show in Traverse City, Michigan. She was recently selected as a FAV15% in the Bold Brush art competition. “I try to paint the essence of what I’m seeing and feeling to capture the moment of life in each piece.”

For further information about this show, contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com.

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