My paintings are intuitive reactions to the subject matter and to the paint itself. I begin painting by working randomly, with no preconceived idea of the final results. My purpose is to come up with an appealing composition, incorporating the whole surface in the design. I strive for balance and harmony in my work, and […]
Artist Statement My artwork is heavily influenced by my experiences traveling for pleasure and living abroad. I am originally from Belgium and moved to the United States with my parents when I was in elementary school. Both my parents grew up in various countries in Africa and lived in Rwanda for the last eight years. […]
Glass and mixed media mosaic, sculptural lighting, cement sculpture, mixed metal wall pieces
In this ever-changing world, art is my method to find contentment and find peace. I love to create and continuously learn. It grounds me. I am passionate about color AND texture. This affinity compels me to combine pottery with glass and wood for diverse presentation. I crave and enjoy the challenge of engineering and employing […]
As I layer paint, I think about “chunking,” as in, breaking light and color into chunks. This is a way of showing movement through things–like the way a branch moves through a shrub or tree foliage. It’s not a continuous line but a broken one because it gets overlapped and obscured by greenery. The longer […]
Gourds have naturally beautiful shapes and colors that I embellish using watercolors, ink and found objects. Most of my pieces are painted with images from nature – trees, nests, birds, lizards, etc. The finished sculptures are sealed with wax to become permanent 3-D paintings.
“Organic Forrestry Studio and Gallery, Artist’s Garret Gallery, Forrest Dweller Sculpture Garden” NATURE INSPIRED SCULPTURE and PAINTINGS “I was that kid you could always find turning over rocks in streams, looking for what wonders nature would disclose to me. This curiosity about the natural world led me to a serious life as scientist and organizational executive. […]
Hand-woven baskets, all different shapes and sizes.
I like to discover images in nature then through the use of intense color and light, and then identify the scenario that begins to open up and reveal itself. As an artist, I love to solve the mystery of how color works together. As images begin to coexist, an imaginary world unfolds which involve shapes […]
I have been a studio potter for over 50 years, and taught ceramics in academia for 33 years. I retired in 2018 after 24 years running the clay program at Tennessee Technological University’s Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU and part of the School of Art, Craft, and Design. My wife Linda […]
2022 has been a great year for me so far. I was awarded a 2022 grant by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (unitedarts.org). I became a member of and was interview by the Chatham Arts Council ( Meet This Artist: Writer and Painter Cally Curtis – Chatham Arts Council). And became […]