Welcome to the May 2020 virtual exhibition of the Artists of Rappahannock. The Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community is pleased to present this selection of work by artists and galleries on the annual Fall Art Tour.
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Kevin H. Adams
I want everything that I paint to be about the visual experience. I hope my work feels more about light, space, a particular time; rather than landscape or architecture. I am not interested in painting anything that I haven’t seen. I am trusting my memory more while painting, but hold onto and try to convey the experience of seeing. Whenever possible, I like to work on location; not to necessarily do a completed painting, but to hopefully capture some of the true colors and textures that are in front of me. This is where I hope to understand more clearly, the essence of place.
Linda Croxson Kat Habib & Jen Cable
Vessel with Flowers
Kat Habib & Jen Cable
20″ x 12″ x 11.5″
Landscape Bowl with Flowers
Kat Habib & Jen Cable
6.75″ x 19.5″ x 13″
Ceramics by Kat Habib
My ceramic work draws inspiration from nature, collaboration, and the wood firing process. I am a hand builder, meaning I use coils, slabs, and pinching as my construction method, not touching the pottery wheel at all. This method of working frees me up for exploring different shapes and volumes, often thinking back to my floral design work as I shape a piece. Wood firing is my preferred firing method as the duration of each firing (4-7 days) allows for natural glazing through deep crystalline development on the clay surface with ash build up; the fire and ash seeming to be collaborators in creating the final pieces. I find beauty in the asymmetry and variations of wood-fired surfaces and hand-built forms. For videos and explanation of my process, please visit my website.
Florals by Jen Cable
I work with flowers, foliage, and natural materials to create florals and living green works evocative of the seasons and natural surroundings. Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains for the last 20 years, I find daily inspiration from its natural beauty in all its forms, colors, and views. The mountains, wildflowers, fields, forests, gardens, farms and their respective seasons are all collective resources from which I draw to create my work and designs. I believe in the practice of using and sourcing in-season local and regional materials and goods to create my floral and green works. This is an essential facet of my work, as it highlights the importance of our surroundings and an everchanging environment that blooms, grows, yields and provides the materials that are the foundation of my creative work.
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Photograph and Water Color Composite on Cold Press 100% Rag Paper
36″ x 24″
Photograph and Acrylic Composite on Cold Press 100% Rag Paper
36″ x 24″
Photograph and Acrylic Wash Composite on Cold Press 100% Rag Paper
24″ x 36″
The works in this exhibition are from a new series of images that are a fusion of photographic and painted elements melded to expand the dynamics of the completed work. Paintings were made on various surfaces using assorted mediums including acrylics, oils, pastels, or water colors. Each painting was then blended optically or digitally (sometimes both optically and digitally) with its photographic mate. The result is a synthesis of photography and painting with varying degrees of realism and abstraction.
Philip Ward Ruthie Windsor-Mann
I am not interested in painting by formula. Each painting needs to have its own unique characteristics for me to become truly immersed. I might have an idea of what I want to paint, but I’m not sure how I want to portray it. At times I mess and experiment on the canvas until I get a true feel for what I want to achieve and how to go about doing this. It’s a bit like physical brainstorming. I want my paintings to show a give and take, a fight, anything to portray that the painter mentally and physically engaged in the work. For more on my process, please see my blog.