At first glance, huge bouquets of roses might not seem all that MoCo, but when the gaze lingers, there has got to be something compelling. We explored further and it was the smokiness of Thomas Darnell’s oil paintings that hooked us. Darnell’s canvases might appear to be old-fashioned in some respects, due to a classical style and a sepia tone, but the smoke and light abstractions are exciting pieces that mesmerize. And as for those pink roses, well, simply icing on the cake.
Artist: Thomas Darnell