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Artist Wall • Past

 

Anne Shaheen 2019

Anne Sheehan
© Anne Shaheen 

Anne Shaheen

May 2–June 8, 2019
Reception: May 10 • 5–8pm

I’m a ReUse artist who’s always been drawn to items that are old, worn, rusted or broken, just waiting to be part of a story that will be interpreted only by the curious observer. I like to mix things up & allow the materials to lead the way. For me, it’s all about celebrating the natural patina that comes with age, and the beauty in imperfection.

Licita Fernández 2019

Licita Fernndez Cityscape
Cityscape © Letica Fernández 

Through the Rainbow

acrylic and digital painting by Licita Fernández

November 9-December 8, 2018
Reception: November 9 • 5–8pm

For years I painted in watercolors, mostly representational botanical subject matter. More enjoyable for me to paint and for the viewer to look at are my whimsical and imaginative paintings. I created some of these in watercolor, and have moved to acrylic on canvas almost exclusively.All my work shows my love of color, whimsy, joy, and humor. 

Carlos Ortega
 

Carlos Ortega

May 5–June 2, 2018
Reception: May 11 • 5–8pm

Carlos Ortega is a multimedia artist primarily working in painting and ceramics. His artwork celebrates the spiritual matrix and boundless beauty of our existence.

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Vine 3 ©  Susan Searway-Fertig

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Vine 8 ©  Susan Searway-Fertig

A Grapevine's Persona

a new digital art series by Susan Searway-Fertig

November 10-December 23, 2017
Receptions: 
November 10 • 5–8pm 
December 8 • 5–9pm

My process for creating A Grapevine’s Persona – Digital Art Series is similar to the way I create my figurative Persona series only instead of using drawing, paintings, or watercolors as a basis I am using photography. A Grapevine’s Persona series is dedicated to my husband who loves and introduced me to wines and going wine tasting. As we travel around vineyards I always have my camera close at hand, literally. I shoot anything and everything to find a composition. Yet I mostly concentrate my work on nature.

The most wonderful thing about working with nature as your subject matter is that it is ever changing. Artist Robert Bateman states it best, “Everything in nature has its own personality.” You can never capture or see the same composition twice. There are always little nuances of change. When you take photographs or observe wildlife they almost never stay in that “perfect” composition you envision. Therefore you have to do a lot of improvisation and creativity to get the composition you desire.

I use Illustrator or Photoshop to create my digital composition silhouettes by hand on the computer adjusting each point, line, and curve to create the shapes that form grapes, vines, and leaves that are intertwined and frozen in time. Once I am happy with the silhouettes and the negative shapes that the black background creates I transfer the silhouettes into Photoshop. In Photoshop I then take my photographs and use a photomontage technique for the interior space of the digital silhouettes. This process can result in having up to and over 150 layers of grapes, vines, and leaves within each digital composition. Once I am happy with the photomontage process I sometimes choose to play around with the colors, levels, effects, etc. to express my thoughts for each composition. I then print out my composition most recently on dye infused metal.

Each of my digital compositions are numbered in a limited series per size.

www.susansearway.com 

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