"I feel so fortunate to live the life I have. I do not own hotels, golf courses or airplanes, but I own so many great memories. I do have quite [a] wide perspective on life. I am ashamed of our kind so often. At the same time, I know that I am not strong enough to act at the level I know I should. I am one level below and I keep pointing [to] my findings; ignorance to other human being needs, arrogant application of our "better" findings, inability to resign from from selfish needs. Aristotle said, '... the biggest strength and power we, humans, possess is not to use one.'"Read More
Inspired by the Impressionists, primarily Monet and Van Gogh, Ann uses color in a similar fashion by letting the viewer's eye blend the colors applied to her canvas. She uses acrylic paints which allow her to layer more often as the paint dries more quickly than other media.
"As a colorist, I am constantly experimenting with color. Using transparent layers of color, I develop complex color relationships and intriguing depths that viewers often describe as ethereal." Ann's color usage and expressive mark-making draw the viewers into the depths of a painting, where even the darkest areas convey color and light shining from below.Read More
The walls of Studio 2 &3 are lined with dozens and dozens of drawings, paintings, and photographs bursting with bright hues. Overlapped watercolor paintings are arranged by colors of the rainbow and square photographs organized in a neat grid across the south wall invite visitors through the double doors to study each image. The common thread connecting all the different media represented in Jody Williams' studio is stated in her moniker: Botanical By Nature.Read More
"I'm a Saint Louis girl, born and raised." There is no doubt of that when you peer into Natalie Rupp's Studio (studio number five in the north wing of the Foundry Art Centre mezzanine.) Rupp's studio walls are adorned with her architectural artwork, thoughtfully arranged to guide a visitor's eye.Read More