Meet The Artist
Join us Sunday from 2:30 - 4:00pm and meet the artist of this month's solo exhibition "My True Colors" Plein Aire Painting Here & in Europe, April Ann Bohmler.
September 1st through October 5th 2022.
@countryside_gallery would like to invite you to our September 2022 Artist Exhibition featuring April Ann Bohmler.
2 South State Street
Newtown Pennsylvania 18940
Sunday - Monday 11am - 4pm
Tuesday - Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Displayed artwork will be viewable at our 2 South Street location from September 1st through October 5th.
A native of Bucks County, April creates in her workshop home in Wrightstown, PA. Throughout her life April Ann itched to travel and visually experience the world; so she spends her time exploring and "Journaling Life" thru her art, a good amount of it in her home in Northern Spain. The light is different there, naturally. The light, culture, color, surroundings, and experiences are reflected in April's work. "Wherever I may be, I enjoy exploring how to represent the elements of life around me. It is an exploration of the world and bringing the inner visual image out on canvas. "The influence of April trekking in Northern Spain, Southern France, Morocco, Cuba, northern New York, London, England and Delft, Holland to name a few places are apparent in her work here locally; the color and inspiration comes through. "We take our past into our future. "
Pastel is April's medium of choice for working en plein aire, selected for its rich color, texture and immediate results. Almost always you'll find April sketching and painting local scenes with graphite, watercolor and ink; wherever she may be. It's "Journaling of Life" it's what she is about. Through creating April finds avenues to document her thoughts and opinions, and express the colors and mental images that exist in her mind's eye. Journaling the world as she sees it and sharing it with others is key to her work; visually documenting experiences and relationships that have shaped her life. With context for the paintings coming from life's experiences and surroundings.
April continues to explore bringing the inside out as a life goal. April Ann studied at Temple University and Tyler School of Art. She enjoys independent studies in life drawing. April has a background in botanical illustration. "The best thing is painting with artist friends and creating with my partner Paul. He and I work in multimedia; metals, stone, repurposed materials, wood… you name it we use it." April sponsors the growth of fine art expression thru art class workshops and bringing young people the idea of a "Journaling Life" workshop for young students; most recently teaching at R.I.'s Henry Barnard School, a part of Rhode Island College.
April Ann's sculpture "Leaf Down" was in the prestigious Phillips Mill 91st Juried Exhibition. Her paintings have shown in Philips' Mill and Ellarslie Open juried exhibitions. Recently she was honored to receive first place at Willingboro Art Alliance Juried plein air competition and received an award at the Absecon Art Alliance plein air Paint-out. April's gallery shows included "The Way We Saw Morocco '' Wrightstown, "Perspectives In Travel" New Hope PA, and a private exhibition at Newtown's own Countryside Gallery.