Thursday, June 14, 2012

Paintings by 100 Hampton Roads Artists Show at Charles Taylor Art Center

At the Charles Taylor Art Center in downtown Hampton, the current show," Paintings By 100 Hampton Roads Artists" is running until July 8.  The center, which is a little gem in downtown Hampton, is curated by James Warwick Jones, also a proficient and talented artist. I must say that having an artist run an organization  like this as opposed to someone who does not create art, gives the center a huge advantage. The center has several rooms that the art is displayed in and is perfect for wandering and enjoying the wide variety of paintings. The openings are lively, with many of the artists themselves available for a chat and identified by name tags graciously provided by the center.
Artists from all over the area, to include Williamsburg, were juried into the show and represent oil and acrylic painters, watercolorists, and mixed media. The challenges of hanging the work of such a diverse group is evident in the wonderful arrangement and allows the viewer to be drawn in and to follow a path in seeing some of the recurring themes that resonate throughout Tidewater. Water and boating scenes, landscapes, still life and city scenes from areas we are all familiar with felt like home to those of us who live and work here.
I encourage you to check out the center and sign up for the newsletter as well, which will keep you  in the loop as to upcoming shows and events.
My painting, "Huge Lemons" is currently in the show. It is an oil on a gallery wrapped canvas and is 36x36.

No comments: