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Northern Light – New Show Opens at Gallery One

Henry Isaacs and Craig Mooney pair-up to exhibit at one of Nashville’s premier art galleries

Maine painter Henry Isaacs pairs up with Craig Mooney for an upcoming show at Gallery One, which will kick off with an opening reception on Saturday, March 31 from 6-8 p.m.  The exhibition ends April 28.

Henry Isaacs is a teacher, activist, plein-air painter, writer and curator.  Whether capturing the verdant Tennessee hills or the rocky coast of Maine where his studio is based, Isaacs’ signature plein air paintings explore the natural and inhabited landscape with a distinct and vibrant vision.

Isaacs received his diploma in Printmaking from the Slade School of Fine Art at University College in London and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Isaacs vibrant, distinctive landscapes are in many prominent collections worldwide, including those of former First Lady Laura Bush; Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Nashville, TN; Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C.; the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C.; overseas embassies; Westin Hotels, Seattle, WA and Denver, CO; and many others.

Painter Craig Mooney’s roots in art go back to his youth as a child living in Midtown Manhattan. The son of a physician and avid amateur painter, Mooney would often scour office-building rubbish bins for art supplies as a boy. The city was an immensely inspirational place for the young artist, especially on weekends when the city streets would empty.

Mooney left New York in 1988 to attend Wheaton College in Massachusetts just outside of Boston, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During and after college he worked with the filmmaking team Merchant Ivory Productions in New York and Texas, as well as in London. The influence of Mooney’s early work in set design for film, in fact, is evident in Mooney’s loose brushwork – quick, broad strokes which communicate a sense of movement.

Mooney’s focus is in painting semi-abstract landscapes, figurative work, and urban scenes – scenes that evoke a familiarity in viewers but are painted strictly from imagination.

His collections are in the New York Hospital, New York, NY; Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; Merchant Ivory Films, New York, NY/London, UK; and The Browning School, New York, NY, and more.

Gallery One, located at 5133 Harding Pike in the Belle Meade Galleria, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and by appointment. For more information call 615-352-3006 or visit

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