Aug 1st –
Sep 3rd, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2nd, 6-9pm
Please join Charlene Newsom, Kathy Daywalt and Lee Mims as we celebrate their newest exhibition! Lee Mims and Kathy Daywalt will be at Gallery C Aug. 2nd from 6-9pm.
“For me, whether I’m painting in the studio or outside painting en plein air, it’s all about creating a mood or a feeling and stirring big thoughts. I work exclusively in oils supported by canvas or linen and prefer to paint large pieces which are simple in concept, but intricate in design. My work is a melding of wildlife and contemporary art. I like the juxtaposition of the tightly rendered figure immersed in a sea of color and shapes suggestive of something timeless and vast. Hopefully I can bring the viewer to contemplate the boundlessness of nature, the beauty of each and every creature no matter how great or small, and give them the hope that beyond us there are worlds and worlds too numerous to count with wonders impossible to imagine.” -Lee Mims
“I find figures to be continually interesting and beautiful. Color is delicious, and textures and patterns are fascinating! These are a few of the reasons I continue to be an artist, continue to push to the edge. This is where figures and other objects, indeed, even landscapes, can become just left or right of center, not quite dead on, a little quirky and evocative. Bold color thrills me – subtle color and nuance draw me in to see what is there. I enjoy the give and take that water media provides – watercolor, gouache, watercolor crayons and water soluble pencils – sometime I tell them what to do. But sometimes, they tell me.” -Kathy Daywalt