Posts with tag: "Artist of the Month"

 

 

AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL
08/04/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

AUGUST | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | HOLLIS GABRIELHollis Gabriel’s intricate, meditative paintings call to mind prayer labyrinths – those circular paths you might find at a park or a church. A labyrinth is different from a maze because there’s only one path to follow; it winds around and around, folds back in on itself, and usually takes a lot longer to complete than it seems like it should. Like a labyrinth, Gabriel’s lines invite your eye to meander. Her tight brushwork unfolds into imaginative networks that seem as much like a circuit board as an aerial city-scape. She turns many of her original paintings into fabric patterns for wearable scarves and shawls. Her ...

JULY ARTIST OF THE MONTH - BARBARA MELLIN
07/07/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

JULY | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | BARBARA MELLIN  To give some context to her Freewheelin’ Series of linocut prints, Barbara Mellin points to this dictionary entry:Freewheeling verb [no obj.] “to ride a bicycle with the pedals at rest, especially downhill -(usu. as adj. freewheeling) act without concern for rules, conventions, or the consequences of one's actions.This series repeats the same image, ¼ of a bicycle wheel, in endless combinations of patterns, colors, and orientations. The effect is transformative. Spokes become butterfly wings, flowers, and juicy slices of grapefruit. Mellin explains, “I love to experiment with elements of the printing process: plates, ...

MAY ARTIST OF THE MONTH- MARY BETH BOONE
05/02/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

MAY | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | MARY BETH BOONE  In one of Mary Beth's blog posts there is an artist statement for her Mindful Series where she says, "I want to be kind, hopeful, and a good listener." It's Mary Beth's intent that by practicing these character traits she is able to make the world a better place. Prior to reading Mary Beth's blog I had written this: There is peace in Mary Beth's work and a clear connectivity to her natural surroundings. Her work is thoughtful and true.It was fascinating to me that I could grasp these feelings through her work and it reminded me of the power of positivity. Scroll down to read more about Mary ...

APRIL ARTIST OF THE MONTH- CAITLIN CARY
04/03/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

APRIL | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | CAITLIN CARY When an artist can utilize 25 different fabrics by cutting and stitching them into a beautiful portrait, I am hooked. It is incredibly interesting to see varying textiles transform into representational art. Caitlin Cary calls these works Needle Prints. Unlike embroidery she doesn't rely on the stitch to create the picture and though the process could be compared to quilting, the work is not meant to be functional as a quilt would be.  Perhaps it's because she is also a musician, but one thing is certain- she understands how to thoughtfully depict a subject and hook you with a story, much like one would ...

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS
04/07/2016
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

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 ...