MAY FEATURED ARTIST - Rosie Phillips
The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces Rosie Phillips as the featured artist for the month of May. Her opening reception is planned for Friday May 3rd, 5-8pm at the gallery and her exhibit of new work, "Coastal Inspirations" is on display May 1- 31.
"Coastal Inspirations", is a collection of mostly small works or "little gems" inspired by her life and love of the ever changing and beautiful Lowcountry. Rosie's creative process is constantly evolving as she explores her passion of art. "Painting is my passion and life is my inspiration!"
Rosie works both in watercolor and in oils. Her watercolor paintings are layers of glazing which allow the colors to shine through creating luminosity. Her oil paintings are occasionally done by brush work but mostly with a palette knife. "When I use the brush to paint in oils, I like to use a bit of the watercolor method of layers and glazing which creates a soft and luminous look however when I paint with the palette knife, the look is rich and vibrant which allows my creative process to continually evolve." Her palette knife paintings are done wet on wet and are normally done at one sitting, in the "Alla Prima" style.
Rosie is originally from Texas and is delighted to call the Charleston area home. She works from her home studio on Yonges Island where she is surrounded by the ever changing and beautiful lowcountry. Most of her paintings are inspired by her life, loves and pleasures so she almost always has a camera close by and why she says, "Life is full of inspiration when you open your eyes!"
JUNE FEATURED ARTIST - KTC (Karole Turner Campbell)
The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces KTC as the featured artist for June, 2013. Her show entitled "Reflections of Rainbow Row" will be on display in the gallery beginning June 1 until June 30. An opening reception is planned for Friday, June 7, 6pm - 8pm at the gallery and the general public is welcome.
Karole is a mixed media artist because of the versatility and unique modes of expression it allows. It expands her ability to communicate. "It's like being multilingual. I get to speak many "visual" languages." She has an MFA in Drawing and Painting from City University of New York, BS in Art Education from North Carolina A&T State University and graduated from the prestigious HS of Music & Art in New York City, as an art major. Growing up in NYC and utilizing the plethora of cultural and artistic opportunities enabled her to gain a cosmopolitan appreciation for all the arts. Since moving to the Lowcountry in 2006, she has returned to her visual arts and loves it!
Her show is inspired by the beautiful homes on "Rainbow Row" There is something sublime about these pastel colored buildings layered between the blue sky and the gray streets. This pastel and gray palette is punctuated by earthly browns, leafy greens and the stark blacks of the intricate iron work fences. By condensing these colors and textures into their most basic elements, my abstract interpretations invite you in to partake of this visual tour of "Rainbow Row."
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