Seven years ago, Jerry La Point returned to oil painting. Since then he has exhibited and has been selected as permanent gallery artist in several major galleries in Asheville, Hendersonville, Beaufort, NC and Blowing Rock, NC. He has participated in Group and two man shows in Asheville and a one man show in Tryon, NC. He has been selected to hang work in juried shows in Asheville and Hendersonville.
La Point brings out the raw feel of his subject on canvas with his thick brushstrokes and rich natural color used on his canvas! One’s eye goes in many different directions with the rich shadows surrounded by color creeping around his subject matter and is captured by the innocence of calm in his paintings. Most viewers and collectors of La Point’s work agree he has had his own unique style for many years and is impressionistic/realism combined.
Artist statement: “Capturing the fleeting essence of the motif is what I’m after in a painting its what makes the subject so appealing to me and I hope to the observer.”