Featured artists will be giving painting demonstrations daily during the 2012 Holiday Show. Listed alphabetically, they are the following:
I paint a variety of subject matter ranging from still life to animals and figures. I am fascinated with capturing the beauty of every day life. I am especially drawn to the way sun light hits subjects and makes them come alive. My style has been described as painterly. I strive to use loose brush work, vibrant colors and light.
I am a full time oil painter and am greatly inspired by the discipline of daily painting. My work has been represented by galleries such as Loretta Goodwin in Birmingham, DK in Marietta, GA and Stonehenge in Montgomery, AL. I am in the “Daily Painters” online gallery and the “Daily Paint Works” online gallery. I enjoy doing art shows because of the personal connection to the patron and the opportunity to meet other artists.
I graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a degree in art education. I taught art at the high school level for several years. I have been painting with oils for ten years and have had the opportunity to work with several renowned teachers.
Amy studied fine art at the University of Virginia, followed by graduate school in medical illustration at the Medical College of Georgia. After graduation Amy moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where she and her former classmate and now husband, Sam Collins, began their professional careers. After several years of working in the healthcare industry, they started their own company, Art and Science, and have continued to provide illustration services to a variety of local and national clients. Amy is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators.
“Having been a medical illustrator for over 25 years, I have had the opportunity to incorporate my artistic skills in a professional career, explaining scientific concepts through pictures. But over the last several years I have concentrated on one of my true passions – oil painting. The more I paint, the more I find there is to learn.” Her paintings are expressive and colorful. In them, she explores the interplay of light and shadow on subjects ranging from landscapes to figurative works and still lifes. Cows and other animals also provide inspiration, as she tries to capture their individual personalities with colorful brushstrokes.
Amy has exhibited in several juried shows, has work in corporate and private collections in the southeast, and is represented locally at Artists Incorporated Gallery in Birmingham.
Painting, for me, is a heartfelt passion and becoming an artist is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Although I have been inspired by and painted with many artists over the years, I am mostly self taught. I continue to aspire to develop my unique style by experimenting with different mediums taken to a whole new level. I work to create unique pieces by layering the different mediums in a way that will speak to the viewers with excitement and interest. I have a passion for abstract art, and most of my paintings are in very large scale, but also enjoy the occasional change to realism. My abstract paintings come from within and are rarely preplanned. My goal is to create art that is so powerful that it draws the viewer in with interest, and that the sense of style and sophistication will be shared and appreciated by all.
Web site: vickidenaburg.com
I love painting dimensional, textured paintings with thick, luscious glazes.
I have always known that there was a market for really good art at very affordable prices. I have spent the past 3 years testing this theory as a full time artist. During that time, I have sold over 1,000 paintings in every size and price range. Over 50% of those pieces completed were commissioned pieces. In January 2010 my waiting list of pieces to complete is well over 150 pieces. I will work on 10 or more pieces at a time which allows me to fulfill my orders in a quick time frame. I enjoy the fact that anyone can purchase and enjoy my artwork.
■mixed media art in all sizes
■most pieces range in price from $25-$425
■portraits of children from $1,200
I started my art business with three goals in mind:
1.To create great art at very affordable prices and at all price points,
2.To be approachable for all clients and work with all levels of art knowledge,
3.To create wonderfully textured pieces in the colors and styles that people love.
All of my work is 100% guaranteed. Even my custom pieces! If you do not love the piece, you will NOT be obligated to pay for the piece. I do NOT want any of my art hanging in your house unless you love it.
In addition to achieving international recognition for her paintings and illustrations, Laura earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering with an emphasis in design. She has written and illustrated two very successful books printed in eight languages by the C. R. Gibson Company, “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and “All Things Wise and Wonderful”. One of her books was nominated for a Gold Medallion Book Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
During her career as an artist, she has taught at several colleges and universities including Auburn University and O’More College of Design in Franklin, Tennessee. Ms. Lewis has traveled and painted in many European countries and extensively in Italy where she was invited to be artist-in-residence for the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy.
In March 2011, Energen purchased one of her larger works for their corporate collection. Most recently, the Watercolor Society of Alabama Member show her painting won the WSA Board of Director’s Award.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
“Early in my painting career I was drawn to the French Impressionists and to their use of color. The constant play of one color placed against another excited me visually and stimulated my desire to study color. Expressions of sensitivity and of response to internal emotion are most evident in my observations of color. More recently in addition to my love of color, I have been fascinated with exploring light and the exhilaration evoked by unique usage in compositions. In general, my work is done simply to express with exhilaration and enthusiasm praise to the Creator of Life. Concerning meaning, I would consider it the greatest compliment for one to say of my work, “This speaks life to me”.
Ronald Lewis is listed in Who’s Who in American Art
Since graduating from the University of Montevallo, Ron has been a full-time artist, winning over 100 Awards for his paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylics. He has had a number of one-man shows in galleries in the USA and Japan. He is an elected signature member of the American Watercolor Society, exhibiting with Watercolor USA, Dixieland Watercolor and Drawing Show, Alabama Watercolor Society, Mainstreams and the Birmingham Art Association. He was one of a hundred artists to exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute with the National Parks Academy of Art.
Ron has illustrated two books, “ My Country Roads” by Lou Brown, and “Papa’s Old Trunk” by Mary Butler.
He has been honored Artist at the Birmingham festival of Arts and is represented in the permanent collections at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus Georgia, and the Fine Arts Museum of the South in Mobile, Alabama. He is represented in business and private collections such as the Bohorfoush Collection, Sonat, Bank of Japan, Energen Corporation in Birmingham and other corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. His works have been published in Revue Moderne in Paris, Southern Accents, The Artist magazine, American Artist magazine and American Artist Acrylic Highlights magazine.
Ron’s work has been popular at several art print companies especially his golf paintings. Signed prints are only available from the artist.
Visit his web site at ronaldlewisart.blogspot.com
Bob Moody has been painting in transparent watercolor for over 40 years, first commercially as a graphic designer for R.G. LeTourneau in Dallas, Texas, and then as an artist for NASA in Huntsville, Alabama. He is retired and recently served on Mountain Brook City Council after owning an architectural design business in Alabama specializing in historic restoration for over 30 years.
Many of his design projects have been published and he was awarded a prestigious “Southeast Designer of the Year 1998” for a corporate project by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. His design work has been featured in Contract Magazine and his watercolors featured in Southern Accents Magazine. He’s received numerous design awards including a Silver Medal/Auburn University, annual historic preservation awards 1986-1999 from the Birmingham Historical Society, and an IIDA 1999 Merit Award.
His watercolors are in many private and public collections and his interior renderings have been published in many local and national trade publications. Moody’s watercolor of Honfleur was included in a juried American Watercolor Society exhibition. His work for NASA as head of future projects in the commercial art department was published in such major publications as Time, Life, and Paris Match. Moody has also been a featured artist in Watercolor Magazine, a subsidiary of American Artist Magazine.
He was asked to personally present the first copy of his book, The Church Triumphant, to Queen Elizabeth and The Archbishop of Canterbury, at the 50th celebration of the Historic Churches Preservation Trust at St. Bartholomew’s Church followed by a reception in 2003 at The Haberdashers Livery Hall. For more information, please visit his website at moodypaints.com
“We all express ourselves in different ways. I seek to communicate my vision through art created in an impressionistic style”.
David’s approach to impressionism is to create art that is just that, an impression. His paintings capture the essence of the subject, the way it speaks to him. His creations may be beautiful, dramatic or just fun. Many times it stirs a memory for the viewer. His subjects are varied and include city scenes, landscapes and figures, especially those in the food and wine profession. His paintings typically bring you right in, make you comfortable, and invite you to stay awhile.
“Much of my current work is about creating images that are uplifting, using a softened color palette on familiar subjects. I also enjoy creating images with contrasts via a light source that produces highlights and shadows, producing a level of drama. I am always seeking new ways to involve the viewer by allowing them to interpret various passages in the painting. Every painting brings a new challenge, but I find nothing else more engaging”.
David has been a professional artist since 1986. He is accomplished in the mediums of oil, watercolor and acrylic and even though each has its own attraction, he finds the richness of color and the buttery nature of oils the most alluring. He has exhibited in juried art exhibitions throughout the Southeast and has received numerous awards for his paintings. His works can be found in private and corporate collections in the USA and abroad.
Most days you can find David in his studio in front of his easel creating a new impression.
Art Alley Homewood, AL
York & Friends fine art Nashville, TN
Andra’s on the Park Seaside, FL
Mountain Brook Art Association http://www.mountainbrookartassociation.com
Publication: North Light Magazine
Web site: www.davidnicholsart.com
Rollina Oglesbay paints portraits, of children and adults, with oil, pastel and charcoal. She has won awards in all three mediums and prefers to work from sittings and photographs she takes.
For the past 20 years she has taught at the Birmingham Museum of Art painting and drawing the face and clothed figures from a model. She also has classes copying the masters in the art galleries and painting en plein air in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
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Sally Powell’s journey as an artist has taken her from working in the interior design industry in both NYC and Atlanta to the beaches of the Gulf coast and finally back to her native Birmingham, Alabama where she now lives and works as a full time artist. A wide range of subject matter allows her to explore her various techniques. From her most recent birds and tree series to her non-objective abstracts, Sally seeks to find harmony in color whether it is vibrant combinations or more subtle palettes. Sally is inspired by the relationship of colors and the moods that they create. She uses various materials to create layers that include but are not limited to paint, plaster, papers, wax, acrylic mediums and glazes applied to a wood panel using mostly a palette knife. Sally also enjoys experimenting with photography as a way to capture images that can be transferred into her encaustic pieces. As her grandfather and father were both photographers, Sally loves carrying on this familial thread in her artistic expression.
Sally studied painting at the University of Alabama and drawing at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Sally is represented in galleries in Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia and Franklin, TN. She also shows in select juried art shows around the southeast.
Web site: sallypowellart.wordpress.com
Tricia Robinson’s paintings are well known for their cheerful themes and bright colors. “I want people to see my paintings and be inspired to view life with a little more playfulness and beauty.”
Tricia’ hope is to show whimsy and cheer through her paintings. “Yes, there is pain in this world. but God gives us so much beauty. And I believe one of the reasons why he gives us beauty is to ease our pain at times and show His tender love. So next time you feel sad, look at a beautiful painting or a colorful flower and notice a little smile coming into your heart.” That is Tricia’s hope… her wish…. bringing smiles into people’s hearts through paint and brush.
You can find Tricia’s art in homes from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles and all over the Southeast. From singer songwriter Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland to Auburn head coach Gene Chizik; from the founder and owner of Vera Bradley to the Dunn family of Brooks & Dunn, Tricia’s work captures hearts and inspires imaginations of those young and old.
•Saks Fifth Avenue Market 2010, 2011
•Top Seller Whimsy Category Spotlight on the Arts, Trinity School Show 2010, 2011
•Featured Artist at Rosemary Beach Girls Getaway Weekend 2009
•Best in Show, Cedar Valley Arts Festival
Find Tricia’s work here
•Franklin, TN Lulu’s
•Watercolor, FL The Blue Giraffe
•Sarasota, FL The Artful Giraffe
My mentor was Richard Brough. Mr. Brough was my graphics teacher at University of Alabama in 1979, but more important, he made a deal with me. I was so bad at drawing a straight line, that I had a “D” in graphics. He made me promise to pursue fine art and never take graphics again. In return, he would give me a “C” in graphics. Mr. Brough also happened to be a great watercolor artist.
When people ask what kind of work I do, I respond, “It’s Norman Rockwell meets Leroy Neiman”. I paint people and places that you may see anywhere at any given time. I just add a bit of a splash to it
“When people ask what kind of work I do, I respond, “It’s Norman Rockwell meets Leroy Neiman”. I paint people and places that you may see anywhere at any given time. I just add a bit of a splash to it.”
Richard was born in Peterborough, England and was raised in Birmingham, Al. He resided in New Orleans, LA until hurricane Katrina uprooted the family. He then moved back to Birmingham in 2005. In 2008, Russell sold over 5,000 prints. He is best known for his colorful sports prints and is proud to have his work included in permanent display at the College Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
2012 “Big Al’s Wall of Victory”-A Championship Tail
2012 Several pieces on display at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
2011 Toomer’s Corner” in permanent collection of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, IN
2010 “The Championship Season-Having a Ball” in the permanent collection of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, IN
2009 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
2008 “Eyes of the Tide original on permanent display at Bear Bryant Museum in Tuscaloosa, AL
2007 Officially licensed by University of Alabama and Auburn University
HONORS AWARDS and COMMISSIONS:
2010 Voted second most popular artist by Birmingham Magazine’s Best of Birmingham issue
2009 Commission of 5 originals for Inverness Country Club
2007 Licensed artist for the University of Auburn in Auburn, AL
2007 Author for the foreword of The Birmingham Sketchbook
2007 Licensed artist for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL
2007 Author and illustrator of The Bama Fan Book
2007-present Official Artist of Vulcan Birthday Bash-Birmingham, AL
2005 Official Artist of Do Dah Day -Birmingham, AL
2004 Commission for the lobby and prints in every room of The St. Christopher Hotel in New Orleans
1991 Official Artist for the Alabama Music Hall of Fame
1990 Official Artist for the City Stages Music Festival
1988 Official Artist for the Alabama Symphony
1986 Marquis Who’s Who Award
1985 Outstanding Young Americans Award for Achievements in the Arts
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Janet Tillery is well loved as one of Alabama’s outstanding artists. Her knife paintings in Monet’s colors are often painted au plein air, on site, capturing the beautiful light of the outdoors. Her exuberant style has captured the South as well as the sites of Europe & Mexico. Janet also enjoys the immediacy of creating pen and ink sketches with watercolor washes.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Janet earned a fine arts degree from Florida Southern & advanced work at Florida State. She has frequently taught classes, many at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and has been featured in a show at the Montgomery Museum of Art.
Janet suffered a stroke a year or so ago and, amazingly, has taught herself to paint again using her left hand. Her many fans will be pleased to see her back painting, her work as lovely as ever.
Janet’s work is in private and corporate collections. She is represented by The Studio Gallery Grayton Beach, FL
Visit their web site at www.studiogallery30a.com
Taylor White’s ability to capture the beauty and wonder of wildlife and all things natural has made her one of Alabama’s premier artists.
She is a naturalist, and her work reflects a deep commitment to the environment. From large to small prints, and from large to small animals, Taylor White captures it all.
Some of the paintings provided by Taylor White are wildlife prints, animal paintings, birds, landscapes, wild and domestic animals, hunting dogs and sporting art. Every aspect of the landscape or animal is intricately detailed to make the painting look its most real and authentic. Many artists will claim to do this, but not many can actually achieve this level of premier artwork.
Web site: taylorwhitegallery.com