I make images that suggest a story without a beginning or end. Learning to stop before the painting reveals too much is the most delicate aspect of my process.
It is a real privilege to make a living doing this job. I have high standards - sometimes I hit them and sometimes I don't. I do not consider being overly precious beneficial for my work. I am consistent, work hard and do everything that I know to do to improve but, I allow things to happen naturally while painting. I avoid pretentiousness by working quickly and knowing that my methods and materials are smarter than me.
Stanley Rayfield: "Glory to God" December 6 - December 28, 2013
Stanley's "Glory to God" is a beautifully detailed still life collection inspired by bible passages. Stanley is a young man emboldened by his faith and these works truly give thanks to God for all the blessings he has received. The realism in Rayfield's fifteen works is truly jaw dropping and the varied subjects are also quite a delight from some of Stanley's favorite toys to candlesticks, and fruit.
Joshua Barber: "The City" December 6 - December 28, 2013
Joshua's "City" works comes at spirituality from a completely different angle...almost by accident!!! When Barber and his wife took a trip to Jerusalem, unintentionally, the trip became a pilgrimage as Joshua was swept up in the energy of the Holy Land. It resonated so much with Joshua that it behooved him to create a series of six paintings; dreamlike visions of the city rendered with hammered gold leaf and a bevy of other media. Barber even put together a video montage bringing us closer to the push and pull that he experienced on the trip.
Sue Heatley's work featured in the Drawing Room in East Hampton, NY December 8, 2013
The Drawing Room in East Hampton is a peaceful, reflective environment. Their current group show continues to inspire serenity with thoughtfully selected works by six East End artists, each creating in different media. Somewhat similar in size, with nothing large-scale, the varied works are also coherently subtle and contemplative in mood.