Studios on the Park announces "Not The Same River," an exciting exhibition of unique paintings of the California landscape by Central Coast artists Glynis Chaffin-Tinglof and Tom Peck.
This exhibition presents a fresh and contemporary look at landscape painting in general and the inspiring landscape of the Central Coast in particular.
About Tom Peck
Tom Peck brings his keen observation of the natural world and over fifty years of artistic expression to this series of abstract landscape paintings. “I familiarize myself with a particular place, the shapes, color and energy. I take this information, this impression, to my studio. There I reduce all the detail to an essence. I provide the essential constituent parts, color, shape and energy, inherent to this place, and let them visually add up to the whole. The abstraction becomes realistic in its feel.”
After receiving his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Tom pursed his art, as a painter, fine art photographer and advertising Creative Director in Toronto, New York City and San Francisco. Tom now lives, and has his studios in, Paso Robles, Ca. Tom's paintings, sculpture and photography are in many private collections in the US.
"I have always pursued these different art forms with the same philosophy and purpose. I want to acknowledge the best of the past, while bringing something fresh and unique to the medium, something not seen before. For me, executing art, in a way that has already been done, is like eating food that somebody else has already chewed.”
About Glynis Chaffin-Tinglof
Glynis Chaffin-Tinglof began painting as a way of finding a connection with her father who died suddenly when she was 16. She describes him as an inventor, a pilot and a Sunday painter. After his death, she claimed and kept her father's old grey metal paint box as a keepsake, but it wasn't until much later in life that she began what she describes as the "wonderful, sometimes frustrating process" of teaching herself to paint. As a child, she would fly with her father in his small plane. As an adult she discovered aerial landscapes to be the perfect subject matter for her artistic exploration.
For Glynis, aerial views are simultaneously orienting and disorienting. The subject matter allows her to move freely between complete abstraction and more representational work. Her work has been described as "an exploration of the graphic imprint of humanity on the landscape of the west".- CM
Glynis’ paintings are included in numerous private collections in the U.S, and abroad. Some of her corporate and public placements include: San Luis Obispo County Government Center's Permanent Collection; Arroyo Grande Hospital; Cor Therapeutics, Aviva Investors, Hilton Hotels and Resorts & Cloudstar.
Past exhibitions in California, New Mexico, and Chicago include: 50th annual International Award Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, CA; the final exhibition at The Preston Contemporary Art Center in Mesilla, NM; and several group exhibitions at Chicago Art Source Gallery. Her work was included in the 79th edition of New American Paintings.