March 6 - 28, 2015
SHARON CHASTAIN A devoted gardener, Sharon Chastain, often turns to the natural world for inspiration. The nest series began with a cardinal’s news blown down by a storm. Sharon considers the tiny nests as ephemeral works of art and she records their architecture and materials ranging from twigs and grass to feathers and newspaper.
KIM COLLINS My work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic. I usually start with a piece of no pre-conceived idea of what it will ultimately become, however a relationship develops as the work progresses, sometimes easy and harmonious, sometimes full of conflicts that need to be solved…just like life. My ultimate intention is that the viewer responds positively to the work and that the process and journey remain authentic.
BLAIR CURRIN Blair Currin took inspiration from his grandfather, a hill country landscape painter. Through necessity, a graphic arts career preceded his painting career. He has studied with many prominent painters to further his knowledge.
VICKI GUTHRIE Oil and pastel artist Vickie Guthrie enjoys painting still life, architect and Texas scenery. After a career in sales and marketing, the artist began taking workshops from leading artists in 2001. She continues her education through studying masters' work in museums and participating in selected workshops from today's leading, recognized artists. Vickie teaches classes in Fort Worth and in Granbury. She and husband, George, live in rural Somervell County.
SHIRLEY KINWORTHY My art is of people and nature. I strive to create sensitivity in my paintings of all that I see and to stir an emotion – to paint the 'twinkle in the eye'. Inspiration comes from viewing and depicting the light in the nature of her subjects. Capturing freedom and individuality are presented in using oil paint and pastels on canvas En Plein Air as well as in still life and portraiture. Shirley paints for designers, collectors and galleries in the North Texas area.
GAYLORD O’CON Gaylord is a Dallas, TX Based watercolor artist and a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society where he served as President in 2013. He has been painting and drawing most of his life with watercolors being his only and primary art medium for the past 15 years. His work is held in private collections all around the United States and Mexico. Gaylord teaches and demonstrates 'watercolors' on a very select basis.
IRMA WARD My paintings are not intended to represent familiar objects, but to draw interest with color and the interplay of shapes within a larger atmosphere. I am most interested in finding ways to make a limited color palette the 'voice' of the painting. My inspiration comes from a variety of sources, some are concrete and some are from dreams.
JULIE WENDE I was born in Los Angeles and worked as an illustrator and in the animation industry as early as 1973. Primarily self-taught, I credit various mentors/instructors including Bye Bitney and petti Kroll-Roberts. My artwork is presented at the gallery of Jill Reed’s Mustang Island Art Gallery Port Aransas, Texas and at the gallery of Kathy Flories, K.Flories Antiques Fort Worth Texas. I have completed over a dozen portrait commissions in the past ten years.
MARGIE WHITTINGTON As a Fort Worth artist, I enjoy painting in watercolor, acrylic and oil. I participate I Plein Air painting and sketching outdoors. Art has been a lifelong adventure for me and I have had the wonderful opportunity of teaching watercolor classes at the Fort Worth Women’s Club and the Upstairs Gallery in Arlington, Texas.