CARLENE ROTERS' work reflects her travels; life along an arroyo in New Mexico; and interest in color, light and pattern, and the way it is boldly used throughout the world. Her paintings reflect appreciation for art forms that were, until recently, traditionally women's crafts: quilting, applique, molas and weaving of rugs and tapestries.
ROBERT HAGEL is the artist who created all the illustrations for the J. Peterman Catalog. Many of the original gouache and watercolor drawings that the gallery has have directions to the printers of the catalog and witty comments from Don Staley who wrote the descriptions of items sold in the catalog. The illustrations are like urban botanical prints - modern icons executed to perfection.
CECIL HOWARD, MFA - Cecil has exhibited and received awards in a variety of media on regional, national and international levels since 1960. A recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art in 1999, his current work is primarily collage using pictorial, verbal and non-objective material in combination or singularly for images of purposeful ambiguity.
MARILYN HOWARD tries to discover and to share an unusual moment or striking image when recording her visual observations. Her attention has always been captured by the landscape including a focus on small natural objects such as foliage, stones or seedpods. In addition to painting in the pastel medium, Marilyn likes exploring mixed media and printmaking techniques and may incorporate combinations of embossing, etching and monotype.
KAREN PRITCHETT is a multitalented, multifaceted artist. As a partner of Animalia Pottery, she creates fun and functional ceramics. As well, she creates contemporary quilts and paintings that translate auto-biographical imagery and text into a rich narrative.
TODD SHELBY is the other partner of Animalia Pottery. But his creativity, imagination and artistic talent extend to creation of welded sculptures, mixed media “angels” made from found objects, and ceramic sculpture. Karen Pritchett and Todd Shelby collaborate to make fun and functional earthenware pottery. Karen does most of the throwing; both decorate, each in a distinctive style.
LIZA vonROSENSTIEL paintings seem simple. But she says that the simplest sentences in her life have been the most powerful, i.e. "She's dead? Will you marry me?" vonRosenstiel's oil paintings reflect these episodic moments of one's life through the use of imagery consisting animals, light, and human relations. Each work depicts an innocence faced with that moment of reality creating a delightful piece. The quality of brush stroke and color is unsurpassed in her work.
NOLAN WINKLER makes paintings on canvas, panel and paper and monotypes. It is important to her to bring a blend of historical and contemporary thought to her work. Representation/abstraction in a presentation that has the viewer asking themselves questions. Nolan does not give answers but prefers her work get people thinking and relating the work to their world, thus expanding it beyond her own.
MICHÈLE JENKINSON creates landscape paintings that softly convey a "sense of place." She is drawn to subject matter that elicits a feeling of tranquility. Without overloading her work with visual clues, through her highly emotive paintings she invites the viewer to enter her world and witness a passing moment. Whether it be the billowing of a cloud mass, a horse grazing in open pasture, or the end of the day expressed as a glorious sunset, she effectively captures scenes that evoke quiet pleasure.
BARBARA KEMP COWLIN I create paintings that shift and change with changes in light and the viewer's position. Capturing the color and movement of an ephemeral phenomenon fascinates me. The layers of paint symbolize the passing of time and the constant flow of water. Capturing the past, present and future and creating work that is dynamic despite being on a static surface are some of the challenges that keep me painting water.