ArtUs Co presents Kent Burress solo rxhibition opening reception
ArtUs Co presents a debut solo exhibition by Kent Burress, one of the ArtUs Co Studio artists at the Arboretum in Austin. He has painted seriously for about a decade after a friend, knowing of his interest in painting, gave him six painting lessons at Laguna Gloria Art School. Those lessons nurtured a natural ability that he has continued to hone with private lessons, several workshops and a lot of practice. Other than that bit of excellent training, he is a self-taught artist.
Burress grew up on a large farm in Central Texas, then spent many years along the Pacific Coast in California before returning to Austin. Those years instilled a lasting love for nature, wide open spaces and adventure. In his paintings he uses oils to capture those big skies and broad vistas in a style that often pushes the boundaries between representational and abstract art. At times those boundaries get ignored completely.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through July 25.