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Plein air Art and Realism



Plein air is the French term for painting outside, attributed to the impressionist movement in the mid-1800s. There has been a resurgence and interest in recent years. From an early age, my parents, sister and I spent weekends on sketch trips, essentially participating in painting and sketching the beauty all around.  There is something special about seeing the lights, darks and colors at different times of the day.  It is a heartfelt activity and certainly appealing for a nature lover.


18 x 24 on canvas


Always a good subject, the small town or the urban landscape.

For the Love of Nature

Owl Hunt

16 x 20 oil on board

Belleville Town Sqaure

Private Collection

Belleville Town Sqaure

Private Collection

Belleville 200th Anniversary Celebration

Private Collection

Rural Midwest

I have been recording barns for many years, before they disappear from the landscape. 

Red Barn of Old Freeburg Road

18 x 24 oil on canvas

Paderborn Road

12 x 16 oil on board

Blue Highways

18 x 24 oil on canvas

Dawn after the storm

12 x 24 oil on board

The examples above are a small part of the work completed. New work will be posted on my blog and updated regularly.


The artwork depicted in this style is one-of-a-kind original art produced on the site.

Prices for the original artwork starting at $500.

Contact Gary Karasek at for information on availablitiy, prices and shipping

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