This exhibition featured works by three artists that use unique methods to apply paint to surface, ranging from fluid lines to poured paint. Each of these pieces explore the relationship between intentional marking and natural flowing movement. Here we see a true collaboration between artist and media resulting in pieces that are equal parts intentional design and organic development
Renae H. Carey draws her inspiration from the seasonal changes in nature — her dreams of color combinations and things of beauty that catch her eye. In acrylic pour, the artist manipulates the medium through moving the canvas or directing the paint with tools, however the paint ultimately does what it wants. The artist must thus give up control and allow the paint to lead them to a one of a kind finished piece. Carey grew up locally and currently lives in Stephens City.
Cyrus Robertson is a Clarke County native who describes his approach to art as an extension of his philosophy on life. “I’ve always been into roads and paths and tracks. They all lead somewhere and back. Striping was a natural selection in my long search for where I could be and go. The brush usually drives itself- I’m fine with that- just go somewhere!”
Meg Ryan is a Winchester based mixed media artist who currently works in abstract with alcohol ink, watercolor and pen ink. She was born and raised in West Virginia within a family of makers and has always enjoyed creating. She loves the organic flow offered by these fluid media, experimenting with bright colors and overlaying the various media elements to explore our relationships with social media.