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Alpen Art & Antiques in Vail hosts ‘His & Hers’ exhibit

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"Blanket," by Leigh Ann Van Fossan.

VAIL — Alpen Art & Antiques in Vail Village will host a “His & Hers” exhibit featuring fine art paintings by renowned painter, James Van Fossan, and his wife, Leigh Ann Van Fossan. An artist reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Stop by for a glass of wine and holiday goodies and meet the artists.

Having acquired some of the most prestigious accolades in the international world of representational art, James works tirelessly in his Eagle-based studio. He just wrapped up a three-year and 4,000-plus hour project that will exhibit in New York next spring, and is already planning exciting upcoming works. Come enjoy a sample of his most recognizable genres at Alpen Art & Antiques, including skyscapes and cloudscapes so entrancing you feel as though you are looking out a window; and elegant figure paintings.

Leigh Ann was born and raised in Vail. She went on to study art and art history at the University of Colorado, and spent her junior year living abroad in Florence, Italy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art, Van Fossan spent the next eight years working in galleries in Colorado and Arizona. It was in Arizona where she met James. They spent their first few years together building James’ career, before having a daughter and moving back to the Vail Valley. Now settled in their home studio, Leigh Ann has recently decided to revisit her own painting abilities, putting brush to canvas for the first time in over seven years. Her contemporary impressionistic style has already earned her a cover of the fall issue of Art Voices Magazine, and her works are selling to collectors from all over the country.

“It is an artist’s dream to run out of available paintings because they are selling,” she said. “I am thrilled to share this new body of work with the gallery and all those who attend.”




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