Demo: Traditional Oil Painting with Bryan Koontz

Oil painting by Asheville artist Bryan Koontz titled Sunset Over Linville Gorge From Lake James.
Oil painting titled "Sunset Over Linville Gorge from Lake James" by Bryan Koontz.

Bryan Koontz, who was chosen to create the artwork for Biltmore’s 2018 Christmas wine labels, will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 21 and 22 from 11am-5pm demonstrating traditional oil painting techniques – working on a landscape, using photos to aid his memory. This event is free and open to the public. Finished works will be on display and available for sale.

Koontz is an Asheville native who can date his ancestry in Western North Carolina back to the late 1700s. His deep appreciation for mountain culture, heritage, and scenery is evident in his artwork, which he paints in a realistic style similar to that of the mid-to-late 19th century American landscape painters. Employing traditional methods and archival materials, his aim is to produce works of art that will endure and be cherished for many generations.

In addition to painting, Koontz has worked 30+ years in graphic design and illustration. Notable projects have included pen and ink drawings for the Mast General Store, as well as their annual Christmas card paintings, and book illustration for author Nadia Dean.

Asheville artist Bryan Koontz plein air painting.
Asheville artist Bryan Koontz.
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