THROUGHOUT HISTORY the artist has taken great inspiration from the literal beauty of our surroundings.Â Astoriaâ€™s own, Roger McKay does not take exception, however, this time thereâ€™s a twist.Â After a long hiatus from oil painting RiverSea Gallery is excited to present a new series of work by McKay.Â There will be an artists reception held Saturday, August 27th, 6 â€“ 8pm to celebrate this new collection of work.Â All are invited to attend and to hear first hand from McKay about this series and its source of inspiration.
Roger McKay, who is known for his carefully crafted landscape paintings, spent several years working with watercolor before returning to oil as his first choice as painting medium.Â This series of work is the first seen for quite sometime utilizing his exemplary skill with oil as medium. McKay never fails to impress his audience.
Within this series, McKay depicts favorite local scenes, the beloved Megler Bridge, Tongue Point, a freighter making its way up river.Â This time however thereâ€™s an added element of story, a play with humor and mysteryâ€¦even lore. About this series, McKay states:Â â€œThese paintings are very special to me.
They celebrate my love affair with Astoria, while merging this landscape with my own inner imaginings.Â Every piece was created with thoughtful care and detail.Â I invite viewers to share in my inner landscapes.â€