Art Exhibit January: Barbara Hawes and Ellen Hoverkamp
January 06, 2017 10:00 am - January 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library
Reception Sunday, Jan 8th, 4 - 6pm
Barbara Hawes -www.hawesandart.com
Artist Statement - Painting is the process I utilize to pay attention. From the moment I pick up the paintbrush I leave the noise and distraction of the outer world and enter into a place of stillness where the invisible order of intuition and imagination reveals itself. What compels me, above all else, is a desire to discover the secrets that dwell within this silence and to give them voice through the power and language of color.
A painting reveals itself through the act of painting. For me, it is not an intellectual process but one of revelation through observation. The beauty of painting lies in the fact that, for it to be fully realized, one must go beyond conceptual processes to the place where revelation occurs, in the making of it, when one is fully immersed in that intimate, quiet, and private place.
I want people to see in my work, that which I experience, the joy and exuberance of color, informed by a tenderness and “joie de vivre” at its essence.
Ellen Hoverkamp -www.myneighborsgarden.com
Artist Statement - I have been using a flatbed scanner instead of a camera for digital capture since 1997. My imagery is comprised of souvenirs collected from nature, life and the garden, mostly provided by the generosity of others.
Back in my studio, contents are arranged, “face down” atop the the lidless flatbed scanner’s glass surface. Unless lighting is used, a black background results from scanning in the darkened room.
Sculpture, painting, mosaics, floral design, botanical illustration and sometimes systems of symbolism associated with natural objects and flowers, inform and inspire my work. Some of my photographs are allegorical narratives, others are meant as portraits or vignettes from nature and the day.