Dan Rupe, ‘Forest Lilies’, 2014, Carrie Haddad Gallery

Oil on canvas in dark wood frame
22 x 18 inches

This vibrant, Fauvist-style vertical landscape painting of tangerine-colored flowers against a green, teal, and violet forest background was created by Hudson, NY artist Dan Rupe. Paint is applied loosely to the panel in thick, vivid strokes, lending the piece a very palpable texture that is characteristic of Rupe's work.

About the artist and work:

Dan Rupe paints only from life, his composition ruled by his intuitive sense of formal order. He begins covering his canvas with a deep crimson wash. This ground gives his brilliant pure color , applied with an expressive, direct gesture, an electric charge. No matter how often or how long one looks at a Rupe painting, it is always the present tense. The tone of his palette, the freshness and clarity of primary colors, reflects an optimistic attitude, an intrinsic love of life. Rupe studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts.

Celebrating over 25 years representing artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond, Carrie Haddad Gallery hosts 7 exhibits a year featuring painting, photography, mixed media and large & small sculpture.

About Dan Rupe