The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to offer a two person exhibit by Northwest photo realist painters, Misty Martin and Ray Pelley.
Misty Martin is the newest member of our gallery of artists and fits a complimentary niche to the playful and whimsical paintings that we typically show. Her work has been seen for years at the now closed Kimzey Miller Gallery and is a regional favorite.
Martin uses her photo real painting ability to capture images of regional icons and other glamorous destinations such as Las Vegas neon and back alleys of a Bavarian village.
Ray Pelley has shown with the gallery since the early 90's and has matured into a master of realism. His early surreal paintings and silkscreens were tight and technically superb, but off beat as surreal work often is. As Pelley continued to paint for the gallery, his work matured into amazing paintings that take on a photo real quality with a bit of a twist to satisfy his own artistic surreal nature. His new paintings of trendy cocktails, collectable wine, poker with scotch and cigars are wonderful examples of his painting excellence.
Both Martin and Pelley capture objects and icons in similar ways with interesting perspectives and unique views or objects seen in our daily lives.