Art & Soul Gallery is into its 14th year as one of Ashland’s largest and most popular gallery, featuring the work of over 30 regional artists. Many award wining, nationally recognized artists are represented. On exhibit is original art in oil, pastel, mixed media, acrylic and watercolor; in styles that range from traditional and representational, impressionistic to modern, contemporary and abstract, also gicl’ee reproductions. Artists’ note cards are available.
Nancy’s wonderful, colorful show continues through the month of January. If you were unable to make it to First Friday in December, come in on January 3rd and celebrate the New Year with Nancy’s brilliant art work!
About every 2 or 3 years I like to “fool the eye” by painting a Trompe L’oeil mural. I take a theme like cats, or birds or cookery, showcasing paraphernalia on that theme, painting them so realistically that you’re tempted to reach out and grab them off the “shelf”. I enjoy the challenge!
And what “feeds my soul”? Things that happen unexpectedly on my paper, like when a shape appears “out of the blue” to surprise me with its beauty. When I did “Midsummer Night” a month ago, the image appeared magically and it changes each time I see it. I keep my mind open so I’ll be ready to receive the magic if it’s offered.