Carol Clay is an acrylic painter. Her approach to painting is to create art that is fun, colorful and something people would like to see every day in their home. She is known for her bold colors and palette knife work that bring her animal friends and impressionist style landscapes to life on canvas. Continue reading “Carol Clay”
My work is a simple attempt to spread the word that the animals around us are a special gift. I do this through a combination of imagination, bold color and humor. We must never forget that “all animals draw breath from the same source as we do.” They are mystical, spiritual, and as Jonathan Balcome states: “Animals take pauses. Their worlds, like ours, have stretches of tranquility, moments of pleasure and eruptions of joy.” Enjoy those animals around us, care for them; they will give us great peace and happiness. It is my hope that my work will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Continue reading “Peter Chumbley”
Through my paintings I hope to convey the wonder and sense of joy that I find in humanity and in the natural world that surrounds us.I love the vivid colors of alcohol inks, a fluid medium that creates surprising and spontaneous textures and expressions.I also paint with acrylics, watercolors, gouache, pastels, and oils, selecting the materials that best convey the abstract or representational subjects that interest me.Pattern and repetition are sometimes enhanced in my mixed media pieces that incorporate printing techniques, painting, and collage elements.My goal is to engage the viewer in a visual dialogue that encourages and delights.
In the out of doors, I find renewal of my artistic soul.Early morning mists over a coastal river or mountain pass, hoarse croaking of a raven, crush of beach shell and sand under foot, wind whispering in tall pines, plaintive whistling of a loon on the lake, smell of rain or a freshly cut hay field; all recharge my emotional batteries.
Sharing this sense of renewal, whether in drawings, paintings or the written word, has been at the core of my being since my first experiences while following my parents through the woods and waters of the Southeast. That sense has only grown stronger through years in wildlife and natural area conservation work.