Talkative, friendly, and a newcomer to Petoskey, artist Bill Hosner is not afraid to take chances.
A thriving illustrator turned fine artist, Hosner had the courage to pursue a new mid-life profession long before it became fashionable to do so. Nearly 13 years later, Hosners intensity and ability to capture scenes from life has taken him to the top, once again.
Hes one of four nationally-known artists whose work is being showcased in Crooked Tree Arts Centers summer exhibition titled, Before Their Eyes: en plein air. En plein air is a French phrase meaning in open air and describes art that has been completed on-site without the use of a photograph. Theyre paintings that are generated on location, explains Hosner, and to me, true plein air is completed on location.
The exhibit also features the talent of plein air artists, Scott Christensen, Gil Dellinger and Daniel Gerhartz, all Hosner acquaintances.