Greenville Artist to Showcase What Him Happy in Exhibit at Art Co-op
Greenville artist Joseph Ambuhl will showcase -- Life In Color -- an exhibition of about 10 colorful paintings that reflect his joy in life, July 2 through Aug. 3 at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, SC
“My art is an outward expression of the passion inward I feel for life,” he said. Whether he’s painting florals, animals, people, landscapes, or abstracts, the bold use of color is the unifying factor for Ambuhl. His work is done in oils and acrylics and usually described as “fun and colorful.” When people see his work, he wants them to “find the joy that I experience when creating this art!”
The public can view this exhibit along with two others at the Co-op Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. free of charge. There will be a reception on Thursday, July 18, 5-9 p.m. during the city’s monthly Artwalk.
It took Ambuhl about 18 months to create the exhibit. Each piece will be for sale, ranging in price $400 to $900. The 55-year-old artist is also an interior designer and a hair designer. His inspiration is “things that make me happy,” he said, and added that he hopes when people see his work, they will see the “energy and crazy imagination” that went into creating it.
The New York native has exhibited his work in Greenville, and in salons, restaurants, and hotels throughout the USA and France. “My grandparents came from Europe as artists and interior designers,” he added.
As a guest artist at the Spartanburg art Co-op, Ambuhl said the most important aspect about people seeing his art is that “it makes you smile.” He added that he is both excited and honored to be a guest artist at the Co-op.
West Main Artists Co-op is one of Spartanburg’s leading art agencies. It is a membership-based non-profit with more than 50 members who are mostly visual artists; others are performing artists. In a converted Baptist church, the Co-op has more than 30 private studios for its members, as well as three galleries, a printery, two stages, and the largest collection of for-sale locally made art in Spartanburg County. For more info, please visit online: WestMainArtists.org