“Richness in Realism,” an appreciation of the lush landscapes and elegant still lifes of Pennsylvania fine artist Jim Rodgers, opens on Wednesday, May 1, and runs throughout the month, at the Geary Gallery of Darien.
Born in New Jersey, Rodgers studied at the Art Students League in New York City, as well as the Ridgewood Art Institute, where he studied landscape painting.
Rodgers paints a wide range of subjects and subject matter, from lush American and European landscapes to intimate genre paintings, as well as elegant and sophisticated still life and floral renderings. His paintings reflect richness in tone and color in his style that comes from more than 30 years of professional study and numerous sojourns throughout America and Europe.
His traditional and American impressionistic training has been augmented by travel across the United States as a working artist, as well as his many trips abroad, including destinations such as England, Ireland,