United Through Art This Independence Day

Buck Nelligan Untitled Abstract 8 Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 48 2000

United Through Art This Independence Day

Independence Day means something different to everyone. For many, we commemorate the birth of our nation by gathering at parks and celebrating with fireworks and barbecues. At Broadway Gallery, we like to take a moment to celebrate this day by remembering one of the greatest freedoms we are afforded as Americans – the freedom of expression. Whether it’s diversity, freedom, liberty, or patriotism, each of our artists brings something unique to Broadway Gallery and this special holiday that unites us all.

Perhaps most importantly, it’s the unique talent that’s represented here at Broadway Gallery that makes this holiday so special for us. We represent a variety of artists with different backgrounds – from origami mixed media artists to classically trained oil painters, the artists at Broadway Gallery signify creativity from all walks of life. With that, we’d like to take a look at some of the ways Broadway Gallery artists have expressed their artistic freedoms through their original works of fine art on this Independence Day.

Scenes of Our Country’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

Many of our artists have the innate ability to capture the beauty of America’s landscapes through various mediums and techniques. Ken Strong, Christine Lashley, Bradley Stevens, and Richard McMurry are just a few who’ve done so – just take a look at some of their works pictured below!

Ken Strong, Chesapeake Bay Foreshore, 36X30, Oil on canvas
Ken Strong, "Chesapeake Bay, Foreshore", 30” x 36”, Oil on Canvas
Christine Lashley First Fall Colors 24x36 Oil on Canvas 1
Christine Lashley, "First Fall Colors", 24" X 36", Oil on Canvas, framed
Christine Lashley First Fall Colors 24x36 Oil on Canvas 1
Christine Lashley, "First Fall Colors", 24" X 36", Oil on Canvas, framed
Bradley Stevens, "April Road", 24X26", oil on linen, $4,800
Bradley Stevens, "April Road", 24" X 26", Oil on Linen

The Freedom to Celebrate Our Favorite Pastimes

Amber Favre and Richard McMurry have taken portraiture and landscapes to a new level through their own personal styles. Amber, an abstract impressionist painter creates dream-like pieces with the “hopes that visual images can have a positive impact on our well-being” — something she says, we can “all use a little bit more of in our hectic lives.”

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Amber Favre, "New World", 48" X 48" X 2", Oil on Canvas
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Amber Favre, "White Roses", 20" X 20", Oil On Canvas

Richard McMurry is a classically trained oil painter who uses the illusion of distance in his harmonious paintings through many elements of design, such as line, color, texture, pattern, and shape. His compositions are complex, leading the viewer from the foreground of his landscapes to the distant horizons. McMurry believes that “dark colors bring out rich colors, especially with the use of oils,” something he clearly excels at.

Richard McMurry - Gold Bars over Shenandoah, 25x61, Acrylic on CanvasRichard McMurry - Gold Bars over Shenandoah, 25x61, Acrylic on Canvas
Richard McMurry, "Gold Bars Over the Shenandoah", 25" x 61", Acrylic on Canvas
Richard McMurry - Cobb Island at Rest, 24x36, Oil on CanvasRichard McMurry - Cobb Island at Rest, 24x36, Oil on Canvas
Richard McMurry, "Cobb Island at Rest," 24" x 36", Oil on Canvas

Red, White and Blue on Display

Buck Nelligan’s abstract pieces are about as American as you can get with a vibrant red, white, and blue palette spattered throughout much of his work. Below are just a few of his works that display these all-American hues

Buck Nelligan Martini Olives Acrylic on Paper 7x7 200
Buck Nelligan, "Martini Olives," 7" X 7", Acrylic on Paper
Buck Nelligan Untitled Abstract 8 Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 48 2000
Buck Nelligan, "Untitled Abstract 8," 36" X 48", Acrylic on Canvas
Buck Nelligan All Buttoned Up Acrylic on Paper 7x6 200
Buck Nelligan, "All Buttoned Up", 7" X 6", Acrylic on Paper

Scenes from some Our Country’s Historical Sites

Ken Strong’s style is characterized by a bold application of paint with a focus on landscapes. Many of his pieces include compositions from some of our country’s travelled historical sites, like Harpers Ferry and Monticello, as seen here.

Ken Strong, Montecello II, 30X24, Oil on canvas
Ken Strong, "Monticello II", 30" X 24", Oil on Canvas
Ken Strong, Harpers Ferry Heritage, 24X36, Oil on canvas
Ken Strong "Harpers Ferry Heritage", 24" X 36", Oil on Canvas

This Independence Day, both galleries will be closed as we take the day to remember the freedoms we have to live as we please, laugh when we want, and express ourselves through talking, writing and art. These are joys to be cherished. From the Broadway Family and Staff, we wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

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