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
6
2011

In the Lab by Heather Goldstein

One of the many perks of working at Jerry's is all of the new products that we bring in.  For certain items that are new to the market, we must test them before we can decide to bring them in.  And who better to test them than Jerry's employees who are also artists?! Sharon DiGiulio and I spent hours of "grueling work (haha)" testing the new products we may bring in.  Everything from acrylics made  by one of our finest oil paint vendors, Charvin, to new gel mediums and colors premixed with these mediums from a great paint company, Lukas!  First task....Charvin Inks.  These inks are a shellac based Egyptian ink... [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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