Featured Artist of the Month:
Though Marvin has had extensive study in various fields of art, (he began winning awards for his art at the puerile age of 6 and continued his education all the way through the Art Institute of Pittsburgh), this will be Espy’s premiere public showing.
He credits his mentor and instructor, the late Franklin M. Shands for his strict training, coaching and encouragement. He continued study under world-renowned painter Henry Koerner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Koerner), who pushed Marvin to express drama, life and light through bold strokes and unconventional color choices. While he specializes in portraits and in capturing human emotion, Marvin’s work also shows a unique ability to translate his mastery of color and composition into cityscapes and graphic depictions of pop culture.
In honor of this event, and in recognition of his public debut, Espy has taken a reflective step back to yield a conceptual body of work aimed at provoking thought, dialog, and emotional connectivity.
Pam P. Anderson
PPA Fine Art
Specializing in loose interpretation of bird portraiture, most often requested to represent the number of children or people in the family. Works in oil and graphite on canvas and panel, with brush and palette knife.
Although her focus is oil paint, Pirrie also uses acrylic, wax and sand in her landscapes and still life paintings. She often uses layers of thin washes of color when creating her pieces.
Figure work using a variety of media – charcoal, pastel chalks or oil paints.
Described as contemporary impressionism, Yvonne incorporates loose brushwork, plenty of paint in layers and palette knife.
With intuitive use of color, Britton uses brush and palette knife to bring out the romance and whimsy in the ordinary. Her typically abstract style is achieved through the use of oils, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic and pen/ink.
North Light Photography
More information coming soon!
Charlotte Zweber Chavis
Charlotte Zweber Chavis’ paintings are abstractions of nature reflecting its complex patterns, vibrant colors, and varied textures. Her artworks seek to reveal a deeper reality beyond the physical world and create a meaningful experience for the viewer.
Original Oil Paintings – interest in landscape with variety of color palettes, techniques and application.
Fonda Doerre Fine Art
Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media
Espy credits the late Franklin M. Shands, art teacher and mentor, for his strict training in anatomy and portraiture, and world-renowned painter, Henry Koerner, who pushed Marvin to express drama, life and light through bold strokes and unconventional color choices.
Marcy Gregg’s paintings are multifaceted explorations of the intrinsic beauty of form and color and the inherent properties of her chosen medium, fine oil paints. Gregg’s creative compositions, whether figurative or abstract, reflect her love of color and texture. Frequently she builds layer upon layer of paint to create a thick application that is then finished by the use of a palette knife.
More information coming soon!
Using brush and palette knife, Sharon creates a fresh, loose style using lots of paint and limited palette in abstracted landscapes, still life and figurative works. Not all parts of the canvas are equally developed.
Joel and Emily Hopler
Joel and Emily are fine artist from UNC Charlotte who simply enjoy the shared experience of art. The Hopler’s show their artwork as a way of wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Their chosen medium is usually acrylic paint on board or stretched fabrics.
More information coming soon!
Delane Ingalls Vanada, Ph.D.
Using conceptual, abstract representation and impressionist style, Delane’s current work examines the interplay of inner landscapes and metaphors of place. Mediums include oil, acrylic, and watercolor in a variety of painting and printing techniques to achieve depth and radiance.
Specializing primarily in pastel chalk, Ramon also works in acrylic and oil paints. His artwork is mostly contemporary and features still subjects, abstracts, floral and nature motifs. Ramon also likes to create portraits of people. He works on pure cotton canvases.
Inspired by her own photography, Vaughan uses oils to capture places in time with a contemporary, abstracted twist.
Planes of uneven color, gestural marks and calculated drips mark her style, and dogs are often the focus of her work. She attempts to balance abstractionism and realism in her portraits, using an expressive layering of paint and a graphic use of space. While the dogs may give her a voice, she strives to transcend the singular category of dog art and continues to work toward contemporary ideas with her recent abstract work.
Styles range from abstract interpretations of still life and landscape in very large form, to playing with geometric forms through hazy layers below and on the surface. Jennifer also creates children’s silhouettes. Mediums used include oil, watercolor, charcoal, block printing, pen/ink, papers.
Landscapes in oils and mixed media
Oil on canvas and wood panel. Thick application of paint, lots of texture with palette knife, brushwork and etching tool. Palette is most often muted, soft neutral hues with a lot of contrast to evoke a peaceful, welcoming, restful feel.
Original oil paintings on canvas. With each painting, Liz tries to recreate the mood or atmosphere of a place through layers of paint and color relationships.
Mixed media, acrylics and oils with an emphasis on color and texture
Adrian Chu Redmond
Adrian enjoys the challenge of taking simple everyday subjects, which are typically overlooked, and giving them life and energy through the use of bold brush strokes, strong palette knife markings and vivid colors.
Using bold colors, thick paint, and large canvases to convey a sense of fun and an edgy realm of abstraction. Michelle often uses a multi-media approach, including oil, acylic, and collage. She is influenced by her teacher, Andy Braitman, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, De Kooning, and Rothko and other modern artists.
Liz Saintsing’s work is continually inspired by her childhood upbringing in rural North Carolina where nature always knocked on her door and begged her to come out and play. All Liz’s products are hand-printed and one of a kind. Each piece receives the utmost attention to detail.
Fluid style that borrows light and color from the impressionists and surface and brushstroke from abstract painters. Mediums include oil, acrylic, pastel. Techniques include brush, palette knife, and collage.
Ranging in style from impressionism, abstract expressionism to collage, Renee enjoys the challenge of creating compositions with unusual combinations of elements.
Lauren creates paintings full of bright colors, strong lines, and clean shapes. Acrylic paints are used to produce contemporary landscapes, florals, abstracts, and figures.
Martha’s figurative work—layered, splattered and etched with lines–reflects the complexity of “character.” She is interested in what is beneath the gauzy wrap of our public mask, and hopes that these “archetypal figures” connect viewers to the human community.