Northern Views - Edward Duff Solo Exhibit


We are happy to welcome Edward Duff back for his 3rd Solo Exhibit at Higher Art Gallery.

The online Collector preview will be LIVE here on July 3rd Please check back here at that time if you would like to be one of the first to preview his new collection of Northern Michigan coastal, and inland lake paintings.

The show opens for in-person viewing July 5th- August 3rd
and all are welcome to attend the Opening Reception on July 20th from 6-8 pm for an opportunity to meet Edward Duff.

A bit about this work from The Artist:

"As a painter I consider myself a documentarian, and landscapes have become my primary vehicle of expression as an artist. No other subject moves me the same way. Landscape paintings have a unique ability to transport the viewer to another place, to conjure emotions and memories of days gone by, and to offer a moment of pause and reflection in this beautiful yet chaotic world we live in.

As a painter, I am drawn to imagery that is not only beautiful and scenic, but at times haunting, ominous, and awe-inspiring. Vast open vistas, towering cloud formations, large expanses of water, and the fleeting effects of light are common themes throughout my paintings. While my work would be categorized as representational, my focus is not predominantly on chasing the illusion of realism, but on capturing a sense of atmosphere and evoking an emotional response.

I was born in London, England, and moved to Michigan when I was a child. My family are New York City natives, and a great deal of my childhood was spent traveling back and forth to the East Coast. The grandness of the Hudson River Valley, the vastness of the Vermont mountains, and the rugged coastline of the Atlantic Ocean captivated me and were instrumental in forming my lifelong love and appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Considering I spent so many years of my life traveling east, I only truly began to explore the state after graduating from college. Michigan, which had been somewhat of a mystery to me, was a revelation as I began exploring small towns, hiking through forests, trekking across dunes, and swimming and kayaking in the rivers and lakes.
My newest body of work for my upcoming solo show, “Northern Views,” is my visual love letter to the beautiful and varied landscapes of Michigan. I’m hopeful this series of paintings will offer the viewer a glimpse into the majestic beauty of the Great Lakes State, highlighting not only the epic views that its landscape provides, but the quiet and alluring moments as well."