For the accomplished Western New York artist Thomas Kegler, every brush stroke is a memory made manifest, every oil painting a thank-you note to nature and to God.
Kegler’s landscapes of natural wonders and majestic sunsets, many recent examples of which are on view in Meibohm Fine Arts’ “Interludes of Light” through Oct. 17, are internationally regarded for their academic precision and keen understating of the way light lands on the natural landscape.
Each one is titled after a passage from the Bible in tribute, he said, to his deep faith and admiration for nature.
“In the end, I think my work is about a celebration of nature, a celebration of creation,” he said in a recent video produced by East Aurora documentarian Sawyer Oubre. “For me, it’s about experiencing creation and celebrating it. My work is a pursuit and celebration of beauty and creation. When I’m graced with that opportunity to be out there, my form of homage is to create a painting from it.”
The show at Meibohm (478 Main St., East Aurora) features 32 oil paintings, including the large painting “Niagara, Psalms 84:11,” which he worked for years to complete.
Call 652-0940 or visit meibohmfinearts.com.