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Frozen in Time
As an artist I am attracted to a vast array of graceful natural objects. These fascinating forms are very delicate in nature and it seems that the more intricately woven they are the better they are to paint. I enjoy painting on a larger scale because it allows me to show the intricate details and the subtle variations in color of the forms I am creating. I am often asked where my ideas come from and the answer to this is that my visual vocabulary blooms from my interest in photography. My later paintings reflect this in that they are not solely abstract. It is not simply the object itself that is visually appealing; at times it is the shadow that an object casts:
“A leaf is fragile as it blows in the wind full of vitality, but
eventually it looses this and falls to the ground. It thinks its
life is over, but it is not. The shadow hovers over it and
protects it. It knows how vulnerable and scared the leaf is,
and it knows how badly it wants to survive. The shadow is
strong, and it gives its strength away until its fragile
companion has life once again.”
I find the surroundings of an object also play into the mood of a painting. After changing my palette from vibrant blue skies, to autumn colored sunsets, and then to stormy skies I found that this alone changes the mood of a painting quickly. When painting an object I try to depict what it is that attracted me to it and how I feel through light, line and color. Much of the time I am drawn to bright, vibrant colors but subtle colors also have their place on my palette. These color variations are what have kept my visual walk through life from never tiring.
It is very challenging to try and paint a color’s mood. Color gives off an array of emotions and can influence the way a person perceives it. As a painter I have tried to create abstract images that speak loudly through the use of light, line and color. My images are formed from what I feel strongly towards. I hope that by creating these images that they have become frozen in time long enough for others to enjoy nature’s visual journey.
Come one, come all to the glass carnival! Running from June 3 – July 30, Flame Run is pulling out all the stops for this fun-filled kid-centric glass art exhibit.
The show will include whimsical contemporary glass art such as Eddie Bernard’s alphabet zoo animals and Shelley Muzylowski Allen’s colorful jester giraffes. And what would a carnival be without ice cream vendors, balloon animals, face-painting, and giant (four-feet tall) popsicles at the Flame Run entrance!
Proceeds from the show (10 percent of all sales) will benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Children are invited to an opening day kid-friendly reception from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 4. Steve Scherer will do a flame-working demonstration and Carrie Battista will do a hot glass demonstration.
Revelry will soon be featuring a special group showing of new screen-print art pieces based on the themes of either “Love” or “Not Love”. All pieces are limited editions, signed and numbered and are affordably priced at $100 or less. They are celebrating with a Valentines Party to kick it off on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Doors open at 6 p.m. and close at 10 p.m.
K.A.S. Gallery is located in Mellwood Art Center, which is full of different galleries, cafes, and artist studios. Their new blog will be used to keep everyone informed about what’s going on there! Check it out at http://mellwoodartcenter.wordpress.com/!
Debra Lott is a figurative oil painter and art educator. From January 2nd to February 2nd, she will be exhibiting her work at the Gallery. Come by and check it out! View more of Debra’s work and read her bio here.
Halloween is soon approaching, and Izzy’s Little Creepers is an art gallery dealing with everything macabre and morbid – they showcase art work inspired by Day of the Dead, zombies, autopsy sculptures, gothic paintings, specialty dolls, animatronics, as well as music by Sonic Epitaph, collections by Joshua Vance, Dark Creation, Linda Carmella, W. David Pollard, Dusty June and so much more. Located in Mellwood Arts Center, Izzy’s will be more festive than ever at this Friday’s Trolly Hop!