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"3 of the images that I will show at the members show - one of Trump was street art at the wall - the one of the children was done at dad cashed - the holocaust memorial - and the third was done at an Israeli West Bank check point- "
My work is based on the notion that if I keep at it I might understand myself and the human race better. The human condition and its endless combination of ‘stuff’ has led me to become a mixed medium artist. Perhaps by mixing and matching materials I will stumble on to the combination that will illuminate (like a light bulb going off – and yes pun intended) a way to perceive and understand the world around me in a clearer and truer light.”
"Know what's easier than creating original, interesting art?
Finding a red brick wall and banging your head on it.
We all need deadlines, need the company of fellow-artists, and need inspiration!
Join a gallery or start one."
"- from an ongoing series of 6"x6" mixed media on canvas, describing the confluence of man-made and organic detritus that washes up on the shorelines around us."
is intrigued with origami. She loves the paper medium to express her appreciation of Life and Nature.
“I have been experimenting with Raku pottery for over 45 years and continue to discover new techniques and options with every firing. Currently, I’m working on lamps, cremation urns and Nuvo Raku pieces, merging contemporary raku and stoneware with vintage materials."
"I create black and white photographic images of people in the moment which reflect their soul and heart at that moment. That moment can be spnotanious or developed in an interaction with the person. These five images represent an interactive moment.".
“There are a variety of techniques and fibers that can be used in making handmade paper. I combine 2 types of plants, cotton linters which are short fibers that provide a soft, flexible sheet and abaca which is in the banana plant family, it's long fibers add strength to sheet forming . Strength and flexibility is what I need to turn pulp into sculpture!”
"In my latest work, I'm striving to capture a sense of the warmth, wisdom, and beauty of the people of West Africa, particularly the magnificent women. I’ve stayed true to the African way of using what’s on hand. Aside from a few nuts and bolts, all the materials I’ve used in my assemblages were already waiting around my house until I found a use for them. Some of the greatest joys of the process were those “aha!” moments of discovery. "
"When you encounter Man Ray in
the 7th grade, you can't look back. I have struggled balancing art and
music, serving two masters, as they say. I try to make art first but it's hard
to keep music in its place. As if!!!
My Way or the Steinway
is a senior member of the DeBlois Gallery family, and is our treasured archivist and historian. Brava, Helen!
"I am still at it – dreaming in clay. I am drawn to its forgiving, tactile qualities, the technical aspects of glazing and the alchemy of the fire. And while I sometimes dabble with other materials – bronze, glass, metals, textiles, encaustic paints and watercolors – I think that clay will always be my first medium of choice."
|Ann Marie SHOPPELL |
loves it all: nature, paint brushes, pencils, paper, canvas. Simple lines, she says, tell us so much. She has a particular love of Rembrandt’s drawings. The lines and marks he left for us inspire her.
"I find I'm not particularly interested in looking at art that has nothing in it of the human body: face, arms, legs, feet. I seem to especially like feet. So, I make the body in parts, leaving the rest to the imagination. The grace of the greyhound has also captured my imagination. In clay, anything is possible. I’m working on a pile of leaves at the moment, one at a time."
works in Cape Cod part of the year and lives in North Carolina. An early member in the 90s, she left us for NC but shipped pieces every month for years. She is now "re-Membered" She draws figure work on paper- light and whimsical. DeBlois welcomes her back!
"My love of the mountains has been the inspiration for my paintings over the past 8 years. It brings me peace when hiking through nature."
Colorful landscapes & figurative oil paintings of unique color & light, painted with a textured (Impasto) finish.
These images are part of a body of work that focuses on the intersection of art and science. Through drawings, paintings and prints I am asking the same questions as previous generations asked about our origins, our environment and our place in the cosmic scheme of matter and life.
creates most of his work from found objects with woods and metal and a generous sense of humor. "This is my philosophy from marcel Duchamp 'I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste' “