Featured Artists

Regina Martin and Art Harrington

2014 Regina Martin Mug Shot   Regina Martin with,  “Reflecting”

 Give a brief description of your upcoming show. And what might have inspired it.

It was my intention to revisit many of my past and ongoing series. My thought is that with every canvas and every brush stroke an artist builds on his/her visual vocabulary, and there is always something new derived from these layers of experiences.

 How have you expanded existing themes/ideas for which you are best known/or if this body of work is a great deviation from your norm, what inspired this new approach?

I have expanded my existing themes with experimenting in color, and in trying to force myself to loosen up and allowing myself to simply create shapes based on what benefits the composition of the work.

 Stylistically and/or technically, what do you hope collectors notice in your new work?

I hope those viewing this body of work are connecting to color, composition, and movement/energy of brushstrokes.

Add any additional info that might interest the viewer.

Although the work is representational and on the surface may appear to simply be an identifiable object, my efforts in creating the work are based on the emotion and feeling that come from the heat or energy of color, movement, and occupation of space.

 

2012 mug shot,  ARt Harrington   Art Harrington with,  “Roll With It”

Give a brief description of your upcoming show. And what might have inspired it.
As a painter of landscapes, I am fortunate that my subject matter offers me a new and exciting image each hour of each day.. The subtle changes as spring slowly awakens to the vibrant burst of color when it arrives has inspired this series “Let’s Roll With It.”  Named for the technique I have introduced in these new landscapes as well as my desire to present the changing landscape from a different perspective of my past works, I am presenting the landscape pulling itself in two different directions. One is more free flowing and the other is more precise and geometric.
How have you expanded existing themes/ideas for which you are best known/or if this body of work is a great deviation from your norm, what inspired this new approach?
As those who have followed my work know, I love color and texture. In these paintings I have tried a new approach. Instead of acrylics, which is my usual medium, I have applied each swatch of color with rollers dipped in printer’s inks to create a geometric appearance using variations of the square shape.
Stylistically and/or technically, what do you hope collectors notice in your new work?
Gertrude Stein believed that “A Rose is a Rose is a Rose.” I agree in part with her, but on the other hand, our landscape thrives in a constant state of change. To keep my art work personally fresh and new, I believe that my paintings must illustrate those subtle, but vibrant changes. This new approach to the same landscape I observe on a daily basis has inspired me to illustrate the subtleness of our ever-changing world.