New York artist, Dennis Witnauer, was one of the first to join Dogwood Gallery with his hand painted birds. He creates his work from photographs, notes and memory. The backgrounds are chosen specifically to depict the "character and personality" of each bird. Dennis continues to be a gallery favorite.
Paige Martin loves to create things by hand, mostly with clay and wood. When making her dolls, she thinks about how best to make a unique figure. She multicolors the faces, hands, and feet, then creates clothing to fit the form, and handmade jewelry to fit the doll's personality. I think it is each doll's distinct personality that draws me in. Is it the green hair I like best? Or the faces with split color? Or the uniquely styled outfits? Whatever it is, these dolls are all around intriguing.
For artist Bob Francisco, the American Mountain Southland serves as the primary source of inspiration. He uses a layering process that allows him to depict intricate color and detail. His reverence for the land is evident in this process and in the way he portrays his subject. Click on the image for a closer look.
Charles Nivens uses the palette knife as his tool of choice so he can sculpt the paint into his vision of an urban scene or landscape. What strikes me in his fine works are not only the brush and knife strokes but the use of vibrant color. In his own words, Chalres Nivens is a "creator and in interpreter of light, form, movement, and lots of color."
Matty Porter, avid quilter, found her passion in working with textiles. Particularly, she likes the use of batiks - fabrics dyed through the use of wax. This technique results in fabric printed in bright shades of many colors. Matty's skill for her craft and eye for design are evident in these three wonderful pieces. Don't forget to click on the image for a closer look!
Visionary artist, Mick Brandenberger, approaches his paintings with a curvilinear perspective as if personally stepping into the imagined worlds he creates. But he doesn't leave the viewer behind as he draws you in with his exotic wonderlands that defy any particular time and space.
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dogwood gallery & framer is a contemporary art space consisting of a ever changing mix of works by local & national artists. we hope this fine collection provokes & inspires the viewers. all works are for sale @ dogwood gallery & framer. contact information can be found on our website @ www.dogwoodgallery.net