Musician Steve Guthrie is the subject of many of Charis Congail’s realistic paintings on display in the solo show “The Idea of Wilderness,” which opens at 7Arts Gallery on June 2.
“Steve and I initially met at the Santa Fe Brewing Company Eldorado Taphouse, and when I saw him another time I walked up and said I was going to paint him,” Congail recalls. “His response was ‘why.’ I simply said, ‘you’re beautiful, man.’”
When Congail first saw Guthrie, she pictured him in a natural environment. Guthrie has inspired Congail’s latest body of work that explores the relationship between man and nature and what wilderness means to people. [Read More…]