Oct. 23, 2012
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Jennifer Davies makes monotypes, watercolors, collages and handmade paper pieces. Working on location, she draws patterns from nature which she then abstracts and enlarges into prints and paper pieces mimicking topographical and earthy surfaces. Further additions are made by painting and drawing. Layering is an important technique and she encourages information to be alternately obscured and revealed throughout a long process. In all her work she seeks to express something lively and joyful through her materials and imagery.Alison Golder:
Alison’s work has been exhibited nationally since 1993 and she has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Presently working primarily in the medium of encaustic painting, a background in both sculpture and printmaking informs the sensibility of her current work. “I am drawn to the quiet, understated beauty of eroded surfaces, weathered facades, worn walls, rusted metal, peeling paint. I am compelled by the subtleties of the surface – the depths of which invite a closer, more contemplative look” states Golder. Pamela Stratton:
Pamela Stratton is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and The Cape Ann Artisans. Her work has been shown at exhibits in the Somerville Museum, the Chicago Mosaic School and as part of the International Society of Mosaic Artists Exhibit at the Museum of Man in San Diego, CA. Her work has been published in the international magazine, Mosaic Art Now. “Creating a mosaic is a deeply focusing activity like a meditation. I enjoy the solid permanence of the materials, their weight, their texture and their history. I often work with stone and glass together as it reflects my surroundings -- the granite coast and ever changing sea.”Cynthia Fisher:
Cynthia’s first exposure to mosaics was at the age of 12 from a photograph in the book, "Practical Encyclopedia of Crafts". Thirty or so years later she experimented with the medium and was immediately taken. Creating a mosaic is a combination of rigorous planning in the sketch phase replaced by a spontaneity and openness in laying the tile, where the process stays fresh as you decide colors, tile shapes, patterns, how the tile is laid.Debora Aldo:
“The best works speak to us on an elemental level or it responds to the site, as if it has always been there, simply belonging. Mosaic is the voice of my work; seeking an adamento to weave a visual story.” Deb’s training and degrees in Art and Landscape Architecture/
Horticulture have been invaluable in her work. As the principal of Pietre Dure Design she works with Landscape Architects, Architects, Interior Designers, homeowners and commercial properties. Deb has produced custom commissions and exhibit pieces for private and commercial clients across the country. She spends her time creating, teaching, curating and exhibiting on a national level to “spread the word” about mosaic and is a certified teaching artist in CT and with NEFA (New England Foundation for the Arts).