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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Artist's Spotlight: Cliff Cavin
"Nambe Clouds" by Cliff Cavin
J.R. Mooney is proud to showcase works by San
Antonio artist Cliff Cavin. Cavin is known for his impressionistic landscapes
and the current selection at the gallery does not disappoint. First is a New
Mexican landscape painting that shows a large dominate sky and purple mountain
backdrop. The foreground is rendered in earthy hues and is typical of the geography.
The ample canvas size 38”x39” creates a window effect and radiates the imagery
of rural Santa Fe or possibly Carson National Forest.
"South of Town" by Cliff Cavin
There is also a Texas Hill Country
scene of a spring meadow adorned with wildflowers. The purple and yellow
impressionistic flowers suggest bluebonnets and perhaps Texas flax wildflowers.
This lovely piece of the Hill Country is 10”x20” and is beautifully framed in dark
wood including a brushed gold step that highlights Cavin’s use of color. Other
paintings in the gallery showcase Cavin’s mastery of light. In a country road
scene the late afternoon sun reflects off a tree and casts shadows on the road
while warming the sky with a soft pink glow. In another work, he uses light to
highlight a creek and the surrounding fields.
"Texas Memories" by Cliff Cavin
The most unique painting in the
collection is “Texas Memories” a 30"x30" depiction of a longhorn. It is a commanding
piece. The longhorn is turned, fixing its gaze towards the viewer. The artwork
would make an elegant addition to any office or study, especially for the Texas
aficionado. In addition to his works in the gallery, J.R. Mooney Galleries of
Fine Art is pleased to announce that Cliff Cavin is one of the artists included
in The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of ArtistsArt
Sale & Exhibition. This fundraiser event for the Briscoe showcases over 73
of the country’s top Western artists. More information and tickets for the
event are available from the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Cavin will also be the
featured artist later this year at the Texas Museum of Western Art in
Kerrville. Come by the gallery and familiarize yourself with his work.