January 25, 2011 > Showcase Artist
Submitted By Sachie Johns
The Fremont Art Association is pleased to announce its first quarter showcase featuring well-known aviation artist Rodney Girard. In addition to his striking aircraft paintings, this showcase will feature the artist's works of wildlife, landscape and florals at the Fremont Art Association Gallery. A variety of new works from an additional member artist will compliment the gallery's first quarter offerings.
Girard has had a love of aircraft since serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, from the droning of the Halifax bomber in Yorkshire to the purrs of a Rolls Royce engine in Spitfires. He captures on canvas all eras of aviation history, from airships to Spitfires. His re-creations of history extend from the Pacific Front to the European Front during WWII. In all cases, Girard's artistic talent and skill emerge with strength through canvas, color, and diversity.
When retirement came in 1991, the artist acquired additional skills through oil painting courses in Utah and locally, in San Francisco. Following a trip to Africa, Girard produced a series of wildlife photographs and paintings, including African and North American wildlife. These paintings demonstrate his enhanced talent and style. In addition, this visit greatly inspired him to reach for other types of color and texture. Girard's painting talents also include artwork of landscapes and florals.
Many of Girard's art works are in homes in Canada, France and throughout the United States.
Please join with your community in honoring this one-of-a-kind artist.
Friday, February 4 - Sunday, February 27
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 6
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Fremont Art Association Gallery
37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont