February 2019 Featured Artist at Butterfield Garage is Sydney McKenna, one of the original founding members. Her Atmospheric Oil Paintings will be on featured daily from 11:00am-5:00pm. During An Artist Talk at 6:00pm on First Friday Art Walk, Sydney will explain her motivation behind the magnificent cloud paintings she is recognized for.
To stand in front of one of Sydney’s paintings, the viewer is connected back to every moment he/she has been awed by the sky above. Sydney’s inspiration becomes ours, to contemplate and appreciate anew. Her Florida landscape paintings express the state’s atmosphere in a unique and poignant way. Especially sensitive to the subtle color shifts that occur in the vaporous skies of the South, these original oil paintings are created in the classic technique of the Old World; using thin layers of oil paint to build up a subtle luminosity, unifying classical style with contemporary themes.
Sydney’s paintings are widely held in both corporate and private collections, have been featured on many magazine covers, and have awards and recognitions to numerous to mention. She has grown to become one of St. Augustine’s premier artists.