Anthony Dyke and Susan Morrison-Dyke have created an exhibition of paintings inspired by nature at the Myriad Gardens’ remodeled visitor center. Inspirations from Nature: Paintings by Anthony Dyke and Susan Morrison-Dyke is on exhibit through January 31, 2019. The show consists of large canvases created specifically as a celebratory tribute to the “beauty and inventiveness” of “nature and architecture.” The artist’s abstract paintings share a common thread by the use of textures and colorful botanical elements based on flower color ways and landscapes often confined within architectural parameters in the paintings. The artists’ love for the physical act of painting invites the viewer to simply enjoy the rich qualities of paint and celebration of nature’s impact on artistic creativity.

This exhibit is free to the public to view. Hours are general Crystal Bridge Conservatory hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The works of art are available for sale. Proceeds benefit the Myriad Gardens Foundation.

Anthony Dyke is a painter who draws inspiration from nature, interior spaces and his urban surroundings. He manipulates images that are often reduced to shapes and areas of color through an intuitive process that leads his works to a richly textured and painterly abstraction.

Susan Morrison-Dyke finds inspiration in the spiritual geometry of ancient art, the reductive design, and abstraction of mid-century modern and the fresh inventiveness of cubism. She is an accomplished colorist, using color to create spatial ambiguities while constructing her paintings with figurative, architectural and organic elements.

About the renovation to the Crystal Bridge Visitor Center

This renovation project included the lower level spaces in the Crystal Bridge to function as classrooms for students from John Rex School. The renovation also features the creation of a new classroom for horticultural programs, and renovation of the south visitor lobby to make it a more attractive, functional and useable space for Gardens programs and rentals. A new art hanging system was installed. Susan Morrison-Dyke and Anthony Dyke were instrumental in working hand-in-hand with the staff for the first art show using this system.

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