Watercolor paintings on display in Vail at Claggett/Rey Gallery through July 12 | VailDaily.com

Watercolor paintings on display in Vail at Claggett/Rey Gallery through July 12

"Iron & Brick," by Stephen Scott Young.
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What: Artwork by Stephen Scott Young.

Where: Claggett/Rey Gallery, 100 E. Meadow Drive, Vail.

When: Now through July 12. Afternoon showcase discussions held July 8, 9 and 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.

More information: Call 970-476-9350 or visit http://www.claggettrey.com.

VAIL — Artist Stephen Scott Young’s work will be featured at Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail Village this month. In conjunction with Young’s gallery in Hilton Head South Carolina, Morris/Whiteside Gallery, two gallery owners, Bill Rey and Ben Whiteside will discuss and feature Young’s masterful depictions of the south and life in the Bahamas Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. each day.

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Young is known nationally and internationally as one of the nations premiere realist watercolorist and etchers. He is recognized for his pieces that depict everyday life on the east coast of the United States and The Bahamas. Young is inspired by the work of Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth. Numerous drawings, sketches, studies and preparatory paintings precede each masterwork. The spirits of these works in progress often exceed the finished subject and, when available, are eagerly sought by collectors.

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‘A privilege’

“I consider it a privilege to represent Scott’s work,” Whiteside said. “To be able to present the art of my own generation’s leading artist is simply an honor. It is also a thrill to be invited to Vail and work with a gallery as renowned as Claggett/Rey. Bill and I go back a ways, and this is the first time we have collaborated to bring Stephen Scott Young to Colorado. The opportunity to come to Vail works very well in support of our ongoing efforts to present Scott’s paintings coast to coast.”

Bringing in the Best

Rey is excited to showcase Young’s work.

“Working with Ben to bring this great artist to the Vail Valley will be a delight for our gallery visitors and we look forward to the excitement from those who know Scott’s work,” Rey said. “We are thrilled to continually bring a higher level of fine art to our patrons and educate them as to what we believe to be some of the finest paintings available.”

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