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Flow and Fluctuations by Trudy Thomson

When I create my works with fiber I am inspired by the rhythms and patterns found in nature... waves of water, the ebb and flow of surf on sand, the flutter of leaves on trees, the swish of clouds, multifaceted buds and flowers, the feathered wings of birds. No matter what materials I use, there is repetition as well as…

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Painting of a hibiscus flower in purples and pinks

Night Runner by Katherine Darcy

Not long ago, my dear friend Jean sent me a picture of an unusual hibiscus flower. The colors were like nothing I had ever seen before, as if the flower was not in a photo, but a painting. I was determined to paint the flower but needed to see it first to believe it was real. I like to have…

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Painting of a woman by Maya Barton

Transformed by Pigment by Maya Barton

Transparent sepia is a fascinating pigment when you mix it with linseed oil. I pick up a Cornellisen bristle brush and stain an empty canvas with lazy rogue strokes, while I take a sip of my strong coffee. My studio turns into a blinding space of endless imagination. Yann Tiersen piano notes swirl into my space from my amazon music…

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View Video Preview at Higgins and Myers by Trudy Thomson

Here’s a video preview of what you can see on display October - November 2022 at the fabulous Higgins and Myers Gallery in Chapel Hill, located at 1728 Fordham Blvd #119. The current show at Higgins and Myers is a preview of the fine art and fine craft by Orange County Artist Guild Members who are participating in the OCAG…

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Painting of a lush green field with fall trees in distance

Painting the Field by Jackie Clary

Life at the edge of our field is always interesting and inspires my painting practice. Many of you who live in a more rural part of the Piedmont know what I’m talking about, and even if you have a small backyard you may see some of this wonder as well! Every day is a new visual experience depending on the…

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Photo of Carolyn Choi's garden

Flourishes by Carolyn Choi

As luck would have it after retiring from my day job I moved from my home of 45 years in Chicago to the small town of Carrboro known as "The Paris of the Piedmont." I love this small town and the people who are enthusiastic in supporting the Arts. Here I have continued to pursue my two loves — garden…

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Photo of an Australian burl

Turning Australian Burls By Michael Salemi

“Kookaburra sits on an old gum tree...” goes a song from my childhood. Gum is a large family of Australian trees which are locally known as “Mallee.” Burls from Mallee trees are especially beautiful and, when you find them available in the US, are expensive. Because of the expense, I was unwilling to turn Australian burls for several years after…

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Painting of a cow

Paint What You Love by Joan Vandermeer

As an artist I am never at loss for painting ideas. Most of all I love animals. These ideas often come to me as I paint instead of setting out to depict a certain scene. As I paint the colors and images all come together and I change this or that until I can say in my heart I am…

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From Here to There painting series by David Stickel

From Here to There – and All Points Between by David Stickel

From Jackson Hole to Charleston and all points in-between, it’s the same thing. Oils, acrylics and 3-D sculptures are in every gallery across the land, but very few have watercolors on their walls. Why is that? For many years, watercolorists have sought a level playing field compared to other mediums. Galleries are quick to point out their perceived ‘lack’ of…

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