My work is an expression of myself, inspired by nature. I try to convey a way for people to feel, through my work, the motion, movement, and life that represents nature. Working on the wheel is like putting a soul into the piece.
Jorge Amado, Potter
I seek to express the magical wonder and deep sense of connection I see and feel in nature. The rhythm of ocean waves, the glow of the full moon, reflections on a pond… these themes I paint in an abstract or impressionistic style, depending on the particular subject. Cats also find their way into my paintings. (They are magical creatures, after all. And I have willing models at hand.)
Currently I work in pastel, watercolor, and oil as I strive to share my delight and deep appreciation for our amazing world.
I love to wheel throw pottery, pottery is a significant art form that captivates humanity. I focused on wood fired pottery tumblers and bowls, decorated plates, and lidded jars. All pottery is food grade safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe on top rack of the dishwasher.
I also work in jewelry making and focus on icons that I have emotional attachment to such as chakra pendants, as well as glass, stone, and ceramic earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
Bruce Caplain has been working with wood in many fashions for several decades creating everything from children’s toys to fine furniture. One of his favorite parts of the process has always been the finishing stages: sanding the wood meticulously, finding the grains and teasing them out as vibrantly as possible, and finishing the wood to add that final touch making the grain jump out, finding the beauty of raw wood in so many forms.
Kelley is a mixed media artist with an intense love for the art of painting. She portrays the complex, painful and joyful emotions that occur with the human experience. Through the process of painting she has discovered she is capable of many things in and outside the realm of art as long as she is willing to risk opening herself up on a very personal level. Kelley will continue to pursue painting with great excitement and determination and focus on the portrait as she firmly and passionately believes every individual has a story that needs to be told. More importantly, we all deserve to be the subject of someone’s canvas somewhere.
Main focus is on paper, paint, fabric collage. I choose my subject matter primarily from my photographs, memories, travel and from images that pop into my head.
I have had solo shows at the UConn Medical Center, The Ethel Walker School. I have also participated in many groups shows and juried shows in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Katie Gray is a printmaker and a painter who has lived on Aquidneck Island most of her life. She finds most of her inspiration for her work from the island we live on. The coastal views, the endless horizon and the colors of the seasons on the coast blend their way into many of Katie’s prints. Monotype printing is one of her favorite mediums. “I love the unexpected nature of running your painting through the printing press! It creates a different type of depth to the print!” Her paintings take from the colors of the beaches and green spaces around us. Her modern landscapes often create movement with the texture of the raw brushstrokes.
Expressing myself, first as a dancer, then writer/poet, I stay connected to rhythm, form, emotion and word. I am drawn to the exploration of the internal and external landscape. Using color and shape to interpret these landscapes; I hope to convey a moment, place, emotion in time, edging toward the timeless. I feel the mystical in the landscape and in the creative process. It can be challenging to get this down on paper/canvas, with the chosen medium. I sometimes seem to lack the skill, the discipline, the faith, yet I persevere toward communication, connection, truth and beauty.
A professionally trained product and graphic designer (with Parkinson’s Disease), I experiment with mixed media for my own personal art therapy creating colorful, original art. My imagination is my place of comfort. Parkinson’s Disease has given me the gift of insomnia. With my extra awake time I create diverse pieces that vary greatly in media and subject. My imagination leads me on new adventures. With my IPad on my side I actually begin and develop art laying awake nights in the comfort of my bed. Dreams do come true. My work has been widely exhibited in RI.
Lighthouse drawings are inspired by the work of those in the helping professions and their clients. Lighthouses are symbolic in representing a safe harbor, guiding light, and beacon of hope. Drawing them provides a type of meditation and a vehicle to help support those experiencing life challenges.
My oil-on-canvas paintings emerge from my experience in observing nature in all its atmospheric forms using a limited palette that gives my painting a unity of color and composition. Photos of the scene are taken from many angles and merged into one organic vision on the canvas. The work that emerges shows an appreciation and reflection of the natural world through the simple use of color and form. This blended vision results in a painting that reflects the transcendence of nature in an elemental and peaceful way.
I am a realtor by day and a painter by night. After a 30 year break from the easel, I came back to it at the suggestion of a friend. I have thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering this creative outlet and getting lost in the luxury of the paint and color. My favorite subject so far is my beloved pug, Scarlet, and flowers.
Rochelle (aka, Roz) is a lifelong Southcoast resident, who since retiring from healthcare has returned to her passion for painting. Roz is self taught, and most days, she's busy painting realistic likenesses of people's pets as a contract artist. In her free time, Roz pours her love of color into bold and energetic abstracts and fantasy landscapes. The bright hues are an expression of her spirited view of life, and are meant to uplift the viewer.
Joan Mueller, college art and psychology major. Experience in graphic arts and fine crafts. I show my art and crafts throughout the country.
Living in New England, unquestionably, has influenced my subject matter. I look at the world often through the lens of my Kodak Easy Share camera trying to discover the world so often missed by others. In some ways the camera is my artist brush and back in my studio the photography and drawing are combined eventually becoming reflections of my own emotions and feelings. I enjoy each season and look forward to the changing ers at the beach. The architecture of Victorian houses, their doorways and rooftops are always sources of inspiration.
Cheryl Perry Pottery utilizes a one-of-a-kind technique to create pottery with intricate henna-inspired artwork. Every piece is thrown on the wheel or from a flat slab of clay that is shaped on bowl forms. Cheryl then creates coils with an extruder tool, and painstakingly hand rolls the coils and clay pearls, before carefully placing them in a unique array over the base. Once a piece is fired, she hand paints glaze over the entire piece and then carefully wipes away the glaze from the surface of the coils and pearls, to reveal the clay body which contrasts nicely with the glaze color. Cheryl works from Cutler Mills Studios in Warren, Rhode Island and you can find her work at Cambridge Artists Cooperative and AZ Fine Arts Gallery in Winchester MA.
These collages reflect newly found play/experiment with everyday flotsam and jetsam around my studio. Aluminum, silk thread, inks and ....Mica! Anything goes.
Barbara gives a personal voice to the beauty, humor and joy she sees daily. Her paintings include watercolor and mixed media pieces expressing her belief that suggestion can be more powerful than reality. Bold and colorful abstract paintings show her interest in exploring light and form. She uses natural objects and ink sketching to enhance her paintings to produce some exciting work. She loves capturing people in quick, spontaneous pen strokes.
When I was a little girl, I loved creating beautiful things. My love of art continued into my adulthood. One winter day, daydreaming, I decided I wanted to make my own candles with the mindset of burning a clean product in a reusable vessel. I enjoyed it so much that one year later, I started Cloverdilly Candle Company! This has been a fun and whimsical adventure that I truly enjoy and I hope you like our candles too.