Jun
1
2011

June Artist of the Month - Denise Saylor

I have been painting and drawing my entire life. My earliest memories were of drawing constantly on anything I could get my hands on! When I was around 12 years old, I spent some time taking oil painting classes with an instructor who only accepted children who were already talented. I basically had to "audition" to be in her class. Although it was many years ago, I learned to be confident in my ability and it allowed me to explore painting in a way I had never done before. As I grew older, life and responsibility got in the way of of my art. Eventually, it just seemed like something I used to do! Those close to me always knew I was arti... [More]
May
3
2011

May Artist of the Month - Aja Apa-Soura

--Midnight Sonata -- Artistic process and anti-process--- An impulse. Surging through my being like some addictive substance from within the farthest reaches of my mind. Unavoidable and stubborn in its progression, it overwhelms and never fails to propel me towards the fresh opportunity ready and waiting at the easel...Middle of the night, the world around me at quiet slumber, 75 watt overhead bulb illuminates the studio and glares in blood shot eyes. Maybe mix just a bit more cerulean in. No, prussian and just a dab of white....Addiction? Obsession....The process is conscious yet subconscious -- an image is rarely preconceived, but rather it... [More]
Apr
1
2011

April Artist of the Month - Constance Pappalardo

Artist Statement It is interesting that right now, I am working out of two places. I have two separate approaches to painting and I move from one to the other like I would move between two adjoining rooms.  I think that one would be able to recognize “me” in both but only with some sincere effort. At a glance, I seem to be two very different people. One body of work is all color and form and very romantic and idealistic in spirit. This is the most intuitive of the two. Here, I work from an unconscious source and the viewer experiences the piece, interprets the painting from their imagination. These pi... [More]

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