The gallery's been a revolving door these days. We've been busy working hard with our clients, packing pieces up for "beauty contests" (as Linda likes to call it when paintings go out on approval), hosting last week's Grand Affair (yes, it's still up on the walls so go check out the art that's under a grand) and finally, welcoming several new artists to the family.
We love bringing new painters to the gallery. New perspectives, new medium and fresh points of view are like a breath of fresh air and our walls just seem to sing with new work.
Say hello to our new painters:
Gee Gee Collins: we're thrilled to welcome Gee Gee Collins. Born and raised in Atlanta and educated at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art, this painter infuses her work with great whimsy, bold, bright colors and strong brush strokes. An artist who gravitates to the theme of femininity, Gee Gee's paintings are spontaneous, extravagant and a little chaotic, in the most wonderful way. We basically all break into huge smiles when we see her work. How can you not?
Gee Gee Collins: Side Bun
Gee Gee Collins: Pattern Play I
Gee Gee Collins: Beauty Mark
Gigi Davis: it was a lucky day for us when Gigi emailed us images of her work. We were drawn to her figures, which have a distinctly architectural influence. As it turns out, Gigi focuses on creating a conceptual interpretation of the human form and then visually connects the skeletal landmarks that define it. Graceful and fluid lines add life and visual weight to the figures. And we're crazy about her use of soft color and a creative mix of medium.
Gigi Davis: Reflection in Blue
Gigi Davis: Quiet Movement
Gigi Davis: Spending All our Days in the Sun
J Austin Jennings: Jennifer's been painting for more than 25 years and her elegant, layered and translucent landscapes are simply mesmerizing. "I see life in layers. First, subtle spines of under-structure, across which come the visceral movement of shape and form. Next, transparent layers of light and shadow emerge. There is a type of intuitive including or dismissing of the details. Finally comes the dawning of soft colors, layered across the foreground and fading to the distant. I paint like this. By choosing versatile acrylic mediums, mixed and manipulated with transparent washes, structural applications and spare strokes of pure color, I can share my experience.”
J Austin Jennings: Avalon Dreams
J Austin Jennings: Take Me to the River
J Austin Jennings: Soft and Slow
Shirley Lewis: it was another lucky day for us when Shirley emailed us a couple months ago. We were instantly smitten with her ethereal, watery compositions. It turns out she paints almost exclusively in ink (and alcohol, which allows her to manipulate the ink - it's a fascinating process) and her work is beautifully organic, layered and complex. Take a peek:
Shirley Lewis: Social Media
Shirley Lewis: Camellia
Shirley Lewis: Love is Blue
we've known Steve for a long while and we're just thrilled that we finally got him to join us at Huff Harrington. He's a wonderful, kind man who loves life and lives it fully. Plus he's such a pro at everything he touches - and his art is no exception. Working with walnut ink, Japanese inks and acrylics, Steve's paintings focus on organic shapes and lines and explore the contrast between black and white with a strong use of negative space. Talk about a strong graphic statement and some serious wow factor.
Steve McKenzie: Arabesque
Steve McKenzie: Venn
Steve McKenzie: Parallel
Zae: this is a happy welcome-back for Zae! We met Zae years ago when the gallery was a little fledging spot and we fell hard for his geometric and edgy paintings. Fast-forward to a few months ago when we reconnected and Zae sent us a nice big shipment of new work. We love his big punchy abstracts that explore form, composition and where less is frequently more.
Zae: The Warm Path Back
Zae: In the Moment
Help us welcome these wonderful and talented artists! If you're local, stop by and check out their work in person (and maybe even take one or two home for a beauty contest!) - or you can see everything right here.
And, of course, the revolving door at the gallery is always open to you!