The Redlin Art Center Unveils the Painting, “Sunset”.
Redlin Art Center Gallery
The Redlin Art Center Unveils the Painting, "Sunset", the second of three special paintings in “The Farewell Collection”
Renowned wildlife and American artist Terry Redlin left a tremendous legacy of beautiful art for generations to enjoy. Today, in commemoration of his life and his lasting legacy, we share “Sunset”, the second of three special paintings he was working on before he passed away.
This collection of paintings, now referred to as “The Farewell Collection”, gives us a rare glimpse of Terry Redlin’s work while in process. These three paintings were near completion when illness resulted in the artist’s decision to retire. Because of the desire from his collectors to see, enjoy and collect everything Terry Redlin created, we are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to experience a piece of art the artist was still working on. The Farewell Collection consists of three paintings, “Sunrise”, “Sunset”, and “After the Storm”. “Sunrise” was released in 2017, and the final painting, “After the Storm”, will be release in 2019.
Like in “Sunrise”, Redlin was clearly returning to the style he referred to as "romantic realism". His focus was the landscape as seen from "a bird's eye view". Although missing some of the fine brush strokes and intricate detail he was known for, this beautiful painting invites us to imagine what the artist may have added to the painting next; and to reflect upon the man who became known as the “master of memories”. When asked about his art, Terry said,
“I love to tell stories with my paintings, to remember the experiences of my youth, to imagine events related to me by older folks I had the privilege of knowing. America’s rural past, in my eyes, was a wonderful place full of both beauty and opportunity. How fortunate I’ve been to spend my life creating memories of these distant times for others to enjoy. I only hope that my art is worthy of the subject.”
We invite you to lose yourself in the art of Terry Redlin and this special piece, one of Terry’s last gifts to collectors. A commemorative print is available as an open, unsigned edition from April 24, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
The original oil painting, “Sunset”, will be on temporary display within the Redlin Art Center beginning April 24th as a tribute to an artist – and a man – admired and loved by so many.
Admission to the Redlin Art Center is free.