I describe my work as painterly although representational in style. I love the use of abstract shapes, patterns and movement in my work. I express light through color and value and try to make sure that my selection of these elements moves the viewer’s eye successfully through my paintings. I paint still lifes, animals, landscapes, children and people in landscapes as well as cityscapes in watercolor, oil, gouache and acrylic. I am interested in the role of light to express mood and emotion in my paintings. Continue reading “Caroline Trickey”
The play of light and shadow washing over a subject is what grabs my attention. I never know where a subject will take me.
Each medium has its own challenges and rewards; graphite is comfortable and relaxing, while watercolor keeps me on my toes finding the balance of planning steps ahead while keeping the painting fresh and spontaneous. It’s an incredibly rewarding process. Continue reading “Donna Huyett”
My pottery is inspired by the historic folk and art traditions of Western North Carolina. My folk style pieces include face jugs, ring jugs, and sculptures. Traditional wood ash glazes add natural colors to my work. Continue reading “Rodney Leftwich”
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”
My paper mache pieces lean toward humor, whimsy and portraying our local animal neighbors.
I start with an armature of chicken wire, Styrofoam or cardboard boxes and tubes. Each piece is layered with newspaper, tissue paper and white glue. After several coats of paint and some attention to the face and eyes, they seem to take on a life of their own, and I’m ready to let them go. Continue reading “Marcia Brennan”
I have been intrigued with organic qualities in clay from a young age. Trying to inject a living and dancing quality into the clay has been a goal of mine for a very long time. I use “Slung Slabs” on collar areas of vessels, ears, or beaks on my animals. Using “Slung Slabs” stretches and infuses pieces with a permanent sense of movement. Continue reading “Janet Leazenby”