Come enjoy an artistic night out where you can enjoy a glass (or two) of wine and take in the wonderful and moving artwork of Charles (Satch) Fletcher. Cedar City now has an upscale New York galley and it is IG Winery! Satch will be giving away one of his $150 paintings as a door prize to be given out at the end of the event!
The vibrant, abstract images that permeate "Satch's" collection are interpreted by many viewers to be the artist's expression of a particular feeling or meaningful event. When asked what the source of inspiration for his work is, the answer is always the same. "The images and colors do not come from me but rather through me. It is a gift from a higher power, a collective energy that comes from the universe depicting the reality of what life force is." Often he will slip away quietly to be alone in the mornings to meditate and contemplate his next piece. "Images and colors begin coming to mind but once I start to work, the painting takes on a life of it's own, the only thing that remains the same when I finish are the colors." If a viewer is reminded of an experience or moved by what they see in the painting, then they have received the gift that was intended. For the more conventional viewer, Satch's collection includes watercolors and acrylics of serene landscapes or skylines in soft tones that are soothing to the eye and spirit. The artist put it simply, "I paint what I see". Although Satch's love of nature is evident in his landscapes, his pure artistic passion is expressed in the abstract paintings which are better described as events of the soul. Interpretations and compilation of Artist's quotes by
I could always draw what I was looking at. I thought that anyone could, and still do. I thought the real genius was someone like Pollack who could portray his feelings without words or pictures. For years I doodled on school books or whatever material came to hand, but was held back by that small voice inside my head that said “You have nothing to say of any value.” One day I was sitting in church, listening to our speaker tell us we could do anything we wanted to do with Spirit. At that point, I began painting. I was fifty years old. That was many years ago. I am still going strong and loving every minute of it.
I have taken some classes from artists that I admire but for the most part, I am self taught. I just start and let the muse take me where she will. I am a past “Show Director” for the Intermountain Society of Artists and, have served on the Committee for The Celebration of Art and Soup. I Hung Shows for a group in Ogden at a place called “Art Stop.” I have been a member of The Virgin Valley Artist Association since moving to Southern Utah, and am now a member of Southern Utah Artist Guild.
Art on display is available for purchase.
This is a 21 and up event and wine/cocktails are available for purchase.