General Information

 

Gallery Open Tuesday - Saturday 

10 AM - 5 PM

Village Court
890 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI
53122
Phone: 262-780-1191
Map to gallery

Village Court
890 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI
53122
Phone: 262-780-1191
Map to gallery

To make an appointment outside of gallery hours, please call.

 

River’s End Gallery Fine Art
Located In Elm Grove

Gail Franke's Gallery

Shadows and light have always intrigued me since I was young and are a major focus of my work. I have a degree in Art Education from UW-Madison, with an emphasis in painting. For most of my career, I primarily painted in a studio setting. Several years ago, I started painting outside “in Plein Air” and now the majority of my work is done this way, even in winter. My painting, “Winter’s End” was painted outside in February, 2013, and was recently accepted into The Oil Painter’s Salon Show of Traditional Oils which will be held in Petoskey, Michigan summer of 2013.

I find I see more clearly the beautiful subtlety of colors painting directly from nature. My fascination for boldly defined shapes, both in value and color contrast, is a key element that I look for when starting a painting. I use a bright limited palette, often applying thick textural paint. The play of light across a scene is what draws me in to paint it and I try and capture that mood.

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