Exquisite Miniatures: The Art of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist
June 11 - September 3
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
Sixty-five exquisite miniature paintings by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are currently featured in an unprecedented and history-in-the-making national traveling museum exhibition curated by David J. Wagner, Ph.D.
One is struck by the size and scope of the Siegrist’s work: it’s tiny. The paintings can be as small as 1¼ inch in diameter. But what they lack in size is made up for in substance. The detail of a dog’s solemn eyes, foliage on a fall tree, the color of a mountain scene is all there in all its glory. The Siegrists provide a magnifying glass just to prove it. One doesn’t need a magnifying glass to appreciate the immense talent in Wes and Rachelle’s paintings…”
The exhibition includes portraits, landscapes, wildlife and still-life’s. The paintings are not small. Small is too big. They are tiny. Pick up a ruler and see what 3.5×3.5 looks like in size. Then imagine there is a detailed painting within its borders. Tiny! The paintings typically measure less than nine square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification.