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Artists Working Outside the Lines
Lolette Guthrie's paintings are depictions of her memories of costal North Carolina. "As I now shelter in place, I enjoy remembering the beauty of the landscape, the space, the light, the atmosphere, the weather. I begin every painting with a general idea of time and place and then let it tell me where and how far to go. While I sometimes look at photos to get a starting point, I find myself seeing and feeling what I want to paint in my mind's eye, putting down on canvas what I remember. …Long interest in composition, color relationships and the edges of a piece, has led me to create a series of abstractions of the coastal sky by itself." Some of Guthrie's pieces are without any foreground at all but still evoke a sense weather, time of day, temperature and beauty.
Artist Marcy Lansman has taken a whole new path for this show by painting landscapes with a palette knife. "Last fall, just for the fun of it, I took a course in palette knife painting. The technique grabbed hold of me. It demanded that I let go of all attempts a precision. (Hence, "Outside the Lines.") And it was particularly suited to capturing the sparkling fall colors I was seeing outside.
Now, during the social isolation imposed by Covid19, morning walks in the woods have been my escape. During the rest of the day, while we have been shut up in our apartment, I have continued to use the palette knife to paint the scenes I see during my morning walks.
Due to shoulder and arm surgery last year, glass blower Pringle Teetor knew she would have to change course while she recovered. So she concentrated on small pieces that she could make without assistance. "Fortunately, I was able to make fused pieces and jewelry at home. I then switched to making tumblers and sun catchers, which I knew I could do alone. Tumblers are a lot like playing scales on the piano for practice and it was just what I needed. Fun funky tumblers, no two are alike but all are handmade, and suncatchers for your windows to sparkle in the sunlight.
"Outside the Lines" will be available on the on the gallery's website from August 28th through September 24th at http://www.HillsboroughGallery.com
About the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts:
Exhibiting contemporary fine art & craft. Offerings include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles, jewelry, glass, metals, and wood. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: (919) 732-5001. More information, including current hours, can be found on the HGA website: http://www.HillsboroughGallery.com