Monday, August 13, 2012

Big River

I love music by Johnny Cash. Above is " Big River " by Greg Blair. mixed media on archival foamboard ( 36" x 26" ) click the image for a close-up. I hid some lyrics:" I taught the weeping willow how to cry & I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky & the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River & I'm gonna sit right here until I die. " - Johnny Cash

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olga Mosina

Greek Vase
oil on canvas

oil on canvas

Russian-born local artist, Olga Mosina, has been involved in various interior design projects in both Moscow and the Southeastern U.S. She brings years of classical training and a multi-cultural viewpoint into her work. She paints with confidence. These two pieces display her unique color palette and cubist like style that sets Olga apart from other artists. 

-Erika Mims, summer intern

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Susan Gibbs

sculpted clay
20" tall

Local artist Susan Gibbs creates an interesting body with glaze dripped over the shoulders and torso of this figurative work. But what really brings this piece up to another level is the copper wire sprouting in curls from the head. What would you call this untitled piece?? 

-Erika Mims, summer intern

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jeff Riggan

automotive paint on wood

National artist Jeff Riggan has professionally painted and drawn for nearly 30 years. He enjoys painting with bright color and emotion, evident in this rendering of a man on guitar playing his soul at a Blues Nite. It's a striking piece. Click on the image for a closer look. 

-Erika Mims, summer intern