Entering the sacred space of an artist is always a special experience. Visiting Barbara Kellogg's studio was no exception. Summer blooms surround her studio, cosmos and crocus. An overcast Central New York afternoon was brightened immediately.
The ability a watermedia artist has to control their medium has always eluded me. Barbara's ability to capture the movement of nature inspired moments are exceptional. Barbara is a student of the natural world and the emotion she creates with her work are the gift she gives the viewer.
I believe the paintings we have chosen to share in The Maryn Gallery will delight you.
Join us October 26th, 6-8pm!
MARYN GALLERY ARTIST OPENING: Barbara Kellogg
BARBARA'S ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a watermedia artist who is inspired by what I see in nature. Something as simple as a twist of a leaf is enough to excite my imagination. Then the fun begins: translating my thoughts and fleeting impressions into a painting.
Good composition, interesting color and contrast and texture are visual goals. A sense of whimsy and play are also important considerations. I use acrylic paints, inks and collage on either paper or canvas. There is not a better moment than when the "pieces of the puzzle" fall into place and the painting "works."