Some painters prefer the romance of an old European city, a spectacular seascape or the magnificence of a mountain range.
Alan Gough loves the rolling landscape of Southern Ohio, so much so he’s made a career of painting it.
“It just became an involvement, all kinds of reflections pop in and out and supply the connection that seems to be essential to working on a piece over a long period of time,” said Gough, who lives in Chillicothe.
His 36-piece exhibit — Alan Gough: Seasons the Enduring Landscape — is on display through May 30 at Keny Galleries, 300 E. Beck St. in German Village.
It coincides with a retrospective exhibition of Gough’s work through May 10 at Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Born in Quebec City, Canada, Gough was 5 years old when his family moved to Chillicothe after his father took a job with a paper company.
He said he was moved