Next Exhibition opens Friday 16 April
ARTISTS IN FOCUS: DEEDRA LUDWIG
“Art allows us to develop a love for places and objects we may have never noticed before,” says New Orleans and Atlanta artist Deedra Ludwig about the motivation for her widely recognized nature-based paintings. Taking elements of landscape--the flora of wild places--Ludwig weaves together images that allow viewers to create their own narratives and meditations on nature.
Ludwig aims to create “the essence of a landscape” using oil pigments, ink, and nontraditional materials, which include soil and “ground botanical specimens.” These, the artist says, “serve as a foundation for the sense of place that is layered into each painting.”
Right: Forest Serenade, II; 40 x 28 inches, oil on canvas
ARTISTS IN FOCUS: ELAINE COOMBS
San Francisco-based painter Elaine Coombs' unique approach to light and landscape broken into “pixelated dots" has won her a wide following. Her images images evoke reality by her use of this painstaking, abstract technique. This is her first exhibition in the South.