Beloit Fine Arts Incubator features plein art artists

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The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is proud to present two plein air artists for their August show.

Kyle Martin is well known around Beloit for his plein air paintings many of which have won awards.

From Reedsburg, Kyle approaches his work by observing and painting the effect of light falling on the landscape.

His work is created outdoors taking direct inspiration from the subject.

By using color to show atmosphere he will often return to the same location to capture different moods of the same scene. Holt van painting

His paintings are created with active brushwork and broken color and his work is done in oil in an impressionistic style.

Matt Holt is a self-employed medical illustrator whose passion is traditional art.

Representational art is where his roots lie and it is within this broad spectrum for which he feels he can explore endlessly with his creative process.

Often described as a tonalist, Holt utilizes a full palette of colors, mixing and searching for a harmony of gray tones.

He feels that within the color gray lies the poetry and magic in a piece.

Scenes of non-grandeur are what Holt takes joy in recreating, transforming the ordinary in to something extraordinary.

An opening reception will be held Friday August 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Avenue, in downtown Beloit.

Both artists will be on hand to discuss their art and the event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will continue through August 29.

The Gallery is open Monday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The gallery is free to the public.

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