With a new exhibit opening at the Joseph House Gallery, artists Susan R. Dolan and Sara Broughton will get to share their love of color, light and landscapes with Columbus.
“Natural Light: Impressions and Illuminations” will include about 30 works, according to Dolan, and not all of them are landscapes, Dolan said. But that focus on the natural world is a through-line in the show; and it’s also how Dolan and Broughton first met, when Broughton saw Dolan painting on the RiverWalk.
Broughton approached Dolan about a show together in the spring.
“We felt our styles would work well together in this show and be very striking,” Dolan said. The two have painted together at Callaway Gardens and Oxbow Meadows.
Broughton’s style is more intense, her colors more vivid, Dolan said.
Dolan’s own travels — and penchant for photography — have informed her own pieces.
One of those, “Canterbury Cathedral,” began with a view from a field, during a trip to the United Kingdom.
“I stood in the middle of that field and went in a circle and took pictures all the way around. It was just stunning — and there off in the distance, there in the twilight, was the Canterbury Cathedral,” Dolan said, “and it truly caught my breath.”