‘Afterglow’ of sunsets inspires artist’s new show

Sep 24, 2015
Courtesy of: Cole Gallery Artist Andy Eccleshall's new exhibit, "Afterglow," will be on display at Cole Gallery now through Oct. 13.

Fine artist and Edmonds resident Andy Eccleshall explores intriguing lighting and atmospheric effects in his new show “Afterglow” running now through Oct. 13 at Cole Gallery, 107 5th Ave. S.

Bold contrasts and heavy light cascade throughout many of Eccleshall’s paintings bringing an epic drama to his work. In other pieces, gallery owner Denise Cole said he captures still, misty mornings with deft precision and mood.

“I’m attracted to scenes that have unusual lighting or unusual atmosphere that are different then the norm,” Eccleshall said. “I always want people to feel as though they are part of the scene they are looking at and to even feel the weather.”

With some paintings spanning 72 inches wide and 48 inches tall, it’s not hard to feel as though you are inside of each scene.

The inspiration and name for the collection, “Afterglow,” comes from the atmospheric moment and lighting that occurs a couple of hours after sunset, Eccleshall said. The moment when the mountains are backlit with minimal light and the sky becomes a kind of electric blue is what intrigued Eccleshall to paint this realism show.

A short film about the creation of “Afterglow” can be viewed at andyeccleshall.com.


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