Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Art in the Afternoon-May 1 features

I'm starting the Art in the Afternoon features a little late, but here we go into the countdown to the May 1 event! We've got 11 artists for May and they will be exhibiting in three of Avondale Estate's carriage houses. The work will be for sale, and there will be wine, light appys in a very fun "art party" scene. All the artists and hosts are super excited about this event, it is sure to be great fun and hopefully successful sales for all the artists!

So today I'd like to kick my feature of the day off with the lovely Holly Black. Her work has been featured on the postcard that has been distributed for the May promotions. She will be exhibiting at the George residence in their newly built carriage home. I saw her paintings displayed at my yoga studio and just had to meet her to find out more about her work.

Holly Black, Painter
Holly has many visual influences in her work ranging from Durer etchings, Flemish paintings, Hudson River School landscapes, religious paintings, Audubon nature prints, and even the unicorn tapestries combined with the voice of fairytales and folklore. Her paintings become more complex pieces of visual work on closer examination. She uses varying techniques; drawing, painting, finger painting and varying mediums, mechanical pencil, house paint, oil paint and plaster all in one piece to bring this depth, subtlety, tension and harmony. The concept is utilizing the visual sense. The focus of her work is to visually stimulate the viewer, to coax them to look further to see more and more as the painting reveals itself, like a moment in a story they heard once as a child, but still remember.

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