The Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery continues the quarterly art exhibition series with Spring in the High Desert. The exhibit features artwork by Ann Bullwinkel, Barb Gonzalez and William (Bill) Logan thru June 2.
Spring in the High Desert includes Bullwinkel’s oil on canvas paintings featuring Central Oregon landscapes. The current work depicts the seasonal beauty of the area with emphasis on the
A graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor of fine arts and design, she attended San Francisco State studying ceramics, creating large scale ceramics for 15 years. Then applying her skill to expressionistic oil paintings of Northern California and now of Central Oregon for the past 40+ years, her career includes over thirty solo exhibitions and some 45 group exhibitions.
Bullwinkel’s art appears in over 350 private collections and in more than 25 corporate collections. Those include Adobe Systems, McGraw Hill, Kaiser, Chevron, PG&E and others. Pronghorn, Cushman Realty and the
City of Bend are among local collectors.
Logan’s realistic landscapes and birds of prey also appear in the current exhibit at Sunriver’s gallery. A self-taught artist of considerable talent, Logan’s earlier subject matter included predominantly realistic graphite drawings of western ranch scenes with cowboys working horses, corrals, horses fording streams and other iconic imagery.
Moving to Bend in 2010, Logan returned to an earlier interest of working in oil and painting landscapes. Later the artist expanded his subject matter to include birds, first painting
an American eagle, symbolic of his successful U.S. Army career. A large image of cranes at sunset and other birds followed.
Birds of prey or raptors — red-tailed hawks, osprey and kites — are now prominent in his art. The artist renders all over-scale with careful attention to the subtle detail of feathers and minute shifts in palette. His work appears in many collections and GO! Magazine recently featured his art noting his interest in painting “anything that catches fish in the stream.”
Also with work in the current exhibit, Gonzalez expresses her esteem for the varied beauty of Central Oregon through photography. She presents color photographs featuring iconic scenes such as Smith Rock as well as unique compositions such as Beauty Finds Its Way.
Sunriver Resort invites the public to the exhibition, open all hours, continuing through June 2. Billye Turner organizes the Sunriver Resort Lodge art exhibits, 503-780-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org