When asked about her inspiration for this painting, Barbara answered, "The chairs made me think about the people who lived and worked there. This scene was at one of the side buildings. In my younger days, I was very drawn to painting tea cups, shoes and chairs. Only recently did it occur to me that those objects belonged to someone who was missing. The sets had a lonely feel, but I could never put my finger on the meaning. My paintings for the most part are done from photographs I have taken."
The Work in Progress
Barbara Cooledge earned her B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1981, and she earned her M.F.A. in painting from Boston University in 1986. For her thesis exhibition, Barbara created large scale nonobjective and expressionistic work. She also did etching and intaglio.
Click to learn more about Barbara Cooledge at the website link below.
Art by Cooledge
Mike Williams is creating a custom artwork security gate for a client's doorway. Feast your eyes on a visual treat as Mike shows us the work in progress.
Mike Williams creates mostly 3d sculptural works and wall hanging plants, fish and wildlife, along with some abstracts, some functional knives, axes and spears. Mike is a multi-talented man and when asked about his other interests, he responded, "I hunt with compound bow, blackpowder and shotgun; I fish mostly freshwater and some saltwater; I study and teach Shin Shin Jujitsu."
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Mold remediation continues while we wait for insurance adjusters to do whatever it is that they do. The DaVinci Artists are anxious to be back in the Gallery, awaiting the re-opening and the next artists' reception. I can tell you that the reopening will not happen on June 3 as we had hoped. Now we are hoping to be open in July.
Every cloud has a silver lining, so it is said, and if this cloud has a silver lining it will be that the DaVinci Artists are using this time to create new works for the future grand re-opening of The DaVinci Artists Gallery in Tomball.
Looking toward that event, I will be sharing some of the new works by the DaVinci Artists over the next few days and weeks. I hope you will follow the blog and stay abreast of new works and be prepared to see new works in person at our next First Friday reception (date to be announced).
Stay tuned to the blog for photos of the newest metal works of Mike Williams.
Grand Reopening June 3 (maybe not)
We hope to have a Grand Reopening of the gallery on June 3 which is the First Friday in June 2016. We will keep you posted on our Home Page here at http://www.DaVinciArtistsGallery.com and also on our Facebook page. All events have been postponed until June. If you signed up for the April 21 event, Painting Van Gogh Sunflowers, the date has been pushed forward to June 23. We will keep you posted but please check here for updates as June approaches.