Barbara Marsh Wilson had much to say about the subject of her Kindred Spirits piece: “Sparky is our neighborhood dog. He is a major topic of conversation around here. Some of us like him, others find him a nuisance, especially when his is lying in the middle of the road and won’t budge. He doesn’t respond to car horns. When Sparky isn’t lying in the road he is chasing cars or barking insanely. His barking echoes throughout the neighborhood. He loves to bark! He barks at the postman, the UPS truck, joggers, children, dogs and cats, etc. He likes to keep order! Sparky is a curious little guy. He oversees everyone’s projects whether it’s building a fence, changing a tire, or trimming flower beds. He is our constant companion, but he is too busy to be interested in petting.
Someone called the dog catcher! Now Sparky is tied to a tree on a long leash lying in the shade, observing instead of participating. I wonder if he would like to be petted? I love Sparky!”
Jerre Watkins speaking about the inspiration for her artwork: “In recent years, the theme of my work has mostly focused on West Virginia landscape and rivers with their unlimited opportunity for expression. In photographing nature, I am seeking an unusual view, a striking and often powerful range of values, colors, and shapes. Once my best photos have been selected, edited and enlarged, they become references for paintings. My paintings in pastel seem to move more toward realism reflecting the vibrant colors of every season. Works done in acrylics and watercolor media become more expressive, rather than representational. The subject is often transfigured by the flow and movement of the paint. Shapes can move toward impressionism or abstraction. My current paintings focus on finding the unique, the beautiful and the spiritual in nature and allowing myself complete freedom of expression.”
Stop in to see the show, along with our diverse selection of fine new crafts for Spring 2012!
Upcoming exhibition opening April 28th:
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