Posts with tag: "Artist"



Winter Show Curator Pick #3
Winter Show Curator Pick #3

Before attending UNCG where he received his MFA, Juie Rattley III grew up in Columbus County watching his father restore classic cars. The long hours his dad spent working on his prized 1962 Chevy Impala are images Ratley has channeled into his latest series of paintings:  “Some of my fondest memories of the 1962 Chevy Impala was of my father working on it day and night, the completion of the project, and the weekend cruising.”  Rattley’s vivid palette and method of applying pure pigments directly to the ground celebrates the parallels between his painting process and his father’s passion for cars.  “My love for these classic vehicles continued ...

Winter Show Curator Pick #3

APRIL | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS Above left: Jennie, photo credit: Paul Church | Above right:GreenHill's very own Laura Maruzzella wearing Jennie's Peachbloom earrings, photo credit: Toni Tronu TURNING MUD INTO GEMSTONESJennie Lorette Keatts has been displaying with GreenHill since 2009 and there is something extra special that sets her apart from the rest of our jewelry artists- she hand makes her stones. How, you ask? She makes pottery cabochons by layering glazes and creating one of kind stones that mimic natural stones. Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish which stones are made by Jennie and which are naturally occurring, COOL!  "My ...

Winter Show Curator Pick #3

NOVEMBER | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | WENDY ALLEN OF MISS FITTBy: Toni TronuThis weather confused month goes out to Wendy Allen of Miss Fitt, in Durham, NC. I chose Wendy because she takes a fun and imaginative approach to her art (and life). Her creative outcome is something really special while still being functional. When her box of goodies came in the mail I enjoyed trying EVERYTHING on. Best part? Her long scarves double as belts! Come on cold weather! I need to strut these fashionable mittens around town. Toni: Getting work “out there” can be a tricky task and sometimes it takes a lot of experimentation. It sounds like your first big break came when a local store ...

Winter Show Curator Pick #3

OCTOBER | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | BRANDON CORDREYBy: Toni Tronu This month I am super excited to introduce Brandon Cordrey, a mixed media collage artist, living in Raleigh, North Carolina. His works’ content frequently focuses on information transfer, thinking of humans as data processing units. He earned his BFA from East Carolina University in Painting and Drawing and his work has been exhibited across the state of North Carolina and Tennessee.I chose Brandon because many people feel berated by the amount of information they have to decipher on a day to day basis. Not only is his work hyper-relevant, but it seems to express these issues through a layered canvas with ...

Winter Show Curator Pick #3

 This week I was able interview the very talented artist Porter Halyburton who has recently started displaying his work in The Shop at Greenhill. Porter's work seems to exude a playful happiness that is speckled with colorful outbursts and held together with bold, rustic textures. Each of his works holds true to the title of  "statement piece" and leaves you with a smile each time you cross its path.   Toni: I heard you became interested in making ceramics later in life; tell me about when clay became a part of your world and what inspired you to work with that medium.Porter: Actually I did take a pottery class in Atlanta about 40 years ago, but didn't get ...