Chris Morel: One Man’s Home
Nedra Matteucci Galleries’ first summer exhibition, One Man’s Home, will feature oil and watercolor paintings by Chris Morel. One Man’s Home opens with an artist’s reception from 1 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, and the work will remain on display through mid-July. The exhibition will highlight Morel’s signature Southwestern landscapes, as well as paintings from recent travels through the Western United States and France.
“For me, nature is more than something nice to look at,” says Morel. “It is a necessity, like water, and there is no place that feeds my artistic soul like the mountains, streams and vistas of my Northern New Mexico home.” For over 20 years, he has lived off the High Road to Taos in a valley bathed in light. The inspiration for many of his paintings comes from daily sunbursts along the icy peaks, the noonday radiance in the trees, rocks and streams, and the flush of alpenglow on the ridgeline out his studio window. “Chris has a captivating and inviting personality which comes through in his landscape paintings,” says Director Dustin Belyeu. “They have a radiance and vitality that comes from the heart.”