Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ken Swanson~~Printmaker

Ken Swanson was also at the Hidden River Art Festival. One of the things he does that I really liked seeing is he had the carved linoleum block, a black print of it, then, the print colored in.
Very nice work!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Elaine Daily-Birnbaum

I've seen Elaine Daily Birnbaum's work in art magazines and was tickled to see her art in person at the Hidden River Art Festival. You know how I love abstracts. There is a lot going on in these paintings. Lots of rich texture and detail.....terrific paintings! I enjoy her monochromatic palettes.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jenni Hopfinger Studio

Jenni's work was also at the Hidden River Art Festival. The pictures don't do her work justice. In person they are stunning! The colors are vibrant. I love the funky designs she paints on her glassware. Just beautiful!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Marvin Hill Blockprints

Marvin Hill's blockprints are wonderfully crafted. He carved his designs into wood or linoleum and prints them with black ink, then Wendy paints them with watercolors. His work was inspired by his dreams and the books he read. The dimensional pieces are intricate. I enjoy looking at art that is witty and also makes me think. Since Marvin's passing in 2003, his wife Wendy continues carrying on his work. Delightful!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Linda Day Clay

Another booth Marci and I stopped at was of whimsical ceramicist Linda Day. Her colorful work is bright and funky. It's so much fun to look at. Marci bought a cool bowl that had a dog grilling, underneath it said, "Lick the Chef". Her clocks are wonderful, not to mention mugs, spoon rests and bowls!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Carmel Anderson

Marci and I went to the Hidden River Art Festival at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts yesterday. Nothing gets me all jazzed than talking to artists and looking at their work. One of the first booths we stopped at was Carmel Anderson. I was immediately draw to her painting because of 1) interesting subject matter 2) the bright beautiful colors 3) texture !!
This is what Carmel says of the Women's Series:
Artist’s Statement for Women’s Series:
Painting the deep, rich and often complex souls of women is paramount to this series. I began reflecting on the subject of women and wisdom as I approached a new phase of life. While pondering the concept of wisdom I observed, studied and reflected upon what it might mean to be “a wise woman”. Birds represent a hope which I feel everyone desires in their life, as eloquently expressed by Emily Dickinson’s poem. I’ve come to see that wise people have chosen to face challenges of life directly, and consequently emerged stronger and wiser. Observing these women as they love, share, learn, forgive, while living contently and fearlessly, this is the power behind this series. My hope is that my art resonates with your soul wherever you may be in life’s journey.

Hope is the Thing
with Feathers
That Perches in the Soul
And Sings the tune
without the Words,
And Never Stops at All......

Emily Dickinson

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jim C. Brown

Wonderful paintings. Mixed media--paint, plaster, silver leaf and photography. I love the ethereal quality of this art. His palette is very simple and elegant. I enjoy looking at the texture of the plaster and layer upon layer of paint. Fabulous!