Trudy Thomson and Barbi Dalton Present Water Marvels
The verb marvels is defined this way in the dictionary: To marvel is
Water Marvels is the theme of an upcoming show at Reflections Gallery in Durham this September. There will be many pieces on exhibit by Trudy Thomson and Barbi Dalton that reflect this concept.
Trudy describes how the process she uses for her marbled pieces relates to this theme…
“My marbled silk work is created by using a process that enables acrylic paint to float lightly on a viscous surface above water. The organic patterns one sees on my marbled silk work are produced by manipulating drops of paint. The resistance of water allows figures to emerge. Repeatedly dying one silk panel results in cross currents of color and form. This process is referred to as hydro printing. The various images that emerge remind one of the rhythms and patterns found in the natural environment.”
See Trudy’s website for more views of her work!
This is how Barbi expresses her experiences that relate to this theme…
“Painting and drawing for me is a spiritual experience. It is a time to take in the essence of life in creation surrounding us each day. Painting is always an enjoyable time to comtemplate on my own life and those around me. I’m drawn to all images of water, some reflective, some evoking a commanding force. I love to paint scenes of leisure, favorite vacation spots or memories we can recall at a given moment. I work in oil, watercolor and acrylic. My paintings are always representational with an impressionist approach, often incorporating the palette knife.”
See Barbi’s website for more views of her work!
This exhibit will be on display during the months of September and October. There are two openings planned. The first is on September 13th at 12:30 to 2:30. The second is planned for October 16 from 6-9 so those out for the Third Friday Art activities in Durham might want to swing by the Reflection Gallery on Garett Road to view this work. And if you are an artist, you might want to apply to be shown at this fine space to display work!