Gregory Manchess, an award-winning painter and freelance illustrator, will exhibit several conceptual works he has developed for a book, and offer a painting demonstration at the University of Findlay.
The exhibition, to be open in the Lea Gallery from Feb. 26 through March 21, will feature 20 original oil paintings, concept sketches, props and production materials created by Manchess during the conception of his new book, “Above the Timberline.” Visit here to watch a previous painting demonstration.
A visiting artist reception, at which he will demonstrate his painting techniques and be present to sign copies of his book following the presentation, will be held March 15 from 6-9 p.m. The presentation will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Copies of Manchess’ book will be available for purchase for a special discounted price, courtesy of the Mazza Museum.
Manchess’ work has appeared on covers and features stories in National Geographic, Time magazine, the Atlantic and Smithsonian. His excellent figure work has led to numerous commissions for stamps by the U.S. Postal Service, including the 2011 Mark Twain stamp and the 2013 March on Washington stamp.
The National Geographic Society sent Manchess on expedition, and chose his work to illustrate the adventures of the first discovery of an actual pirate ship for the traveling exhibition Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship.
Widely awarded within the industry, Manchess exhibits frequently at the Society of Illustrators in New York. His peers at the society presented him with their highest honor, the coveted Hamilton King Award.
For more information about Manchess, visit his website at www.manchess.com.
The Lea Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. All of its exhibitions are free and open to the public.