"Balance and Harmony" features the work of three artists who approach their respective mediums with a passion for exploration, connection and revelation. Sue Prideaux, oil painter, watercolorist and print maker, "enjoys pushing the boundaries of realism into an abstraction. I paint where I am - subjects at hand, so to speak, and always have a brush ready." Fran Leyenberger creates gorgeous porcelain vessels that appear as delicate as Ming vases but are strong enough to fill with flowers or light a room! Jeff Price recalls photographing in winter: "Sunrises all started to look the same until I picked up a piece of ice. It was my calling and a new beginning shooting through ice, using it as a lens into the light. And so it all began."
onto what is good, even if it is a handful of dirt.
Hold onto what you believe, even if it is a tree that stands by itself.
Hold onto what you must do, even of it's a long way from here.
Hold on to life, even if it’s easier to let go.
have been passionate about photography ever since I was a
teenager living in Southern Oregon where one of my favorite
uncles let me borrow his camera anytime I wanted to shoot. I
have been drawn to early morning light over the past few years
and living in a cold winter climate on a south facing coast I
couldn’t get enough twilight hour shooting but the sunrises all
started to look the same until I picked up a piece of ice. It
was my calling and a new beginning shooting through ice using it
as a lens into the light. And so it all began. All of my work is
done on Aquidneck Island including all of the ice pieces I
personal artistic process is a journey of imagination, diversity
and whimsy. Putting something down on paper, or whatever, and
then give it a twist - a slight change - an attitude... that's
what I like to do.
I enjoy pushing the boundaries of realism into an abstraction. I'm an oil painter, watercolorist and a print maker - each medium informing the other. Growing up by the sea my subjects revolve around birds, boats and the ever changing shoreline. Raised my family on a cattle ranch. This afforded me an opportunity to improve my time management skills. My work is prolific - water studies, farm life adventures, into the woods. And pueblo subjects intrigue me. - I paint where I am - subjects at hand so to speak and always have a brush ready. Studied Art Design at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. This time had a major impact on my approach to a subject - and provided me with a strong sense of color, the breaking up of space and minimalism among others…
I'm an eclectic painter with so many ideas rattling around in my head to capture, and at 87 years of age, so little time to do it!
Sue Waring Prideaux