We are greatly looking forward to her exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art from February 10th-July 28th. I wonder if she will have to keep my painting until then!
Figurative work is going to be the focus of Laughlin's next phase, so I was pleased to nab one, while they are still out there.
Scott Duce, from New York City, produces images of startling clarity. Archetypal images such as trees are repeated throughout the body of his work.
David Kroll says this about his work: I am interested in beauty, not superficial prettiness. I try to paint substantial beauty. I approach my blank canvases without a definitive image and let the painting develop in a slow organic way. I paint in increasingly refined layers, a practice that allows me to discover the narrative and emotional content of each painting over time. Using this method, I try to express why a sunset fills me with wonder, why a certain quality of light can make a busy day suddenly still, and why the momentary sound of a bird call can seem - for that instant - like the most important thing in the world.
The connection between civilization and nature are constant themes within his body of work. This luminous piece glows and stands out dramatically in a room that is literally stuffed with paintings.
Below, we have a low country canvas by Jacob Cooley. There are several beautiful examples of his crisp compositions.