Susan Brewer will be my featured artist for the October Gallery Walk. Susan's paintings are full of energy and very calligraphic with her aggressive use of the brush strokes. Her use of color is anything but random with rich glazes that add depth to the surface of the canvas.
I am adding 3 works by Wisconsin artist, Pamela Murphy. I first saw her work at Fine Line Gallery in Door County and was so impressed with the imagery and technique of her work. In her words, "I collect old photographs and choose figures from them for my paintings. The people whose lives are recorded in those pictures are strangers, yet they are familiar to all of us. They remind us of ourselves, our families, and our issues on both personal and cultural levels."
"The figures in my paintings are presented on a surface that is rich and textured. Many layers of paint reveal the history of the canvas and create a space that serves to isolate the form of each figure. My subjects have been disconnected from their original context and are recreated as icons for the viewer’s personal connection. Each viewer brings with them their own specific history, so a single image can mean different things to different people. The figures in my paintings exist in situations—or as objects—in which I hope the viewer will find a little of themselves."
Sarah is an artist from New York and this will be the first showing of her work in the Midwest. She is a figurative painter that specializes in the human form. Her aim is to illustrate the process of thought and contemplation in an attempt to connect the viewer of the painting and provoke the viewer’s own internal questioning.