NEXT ART WALK: APRIL 5 @ 6-8pm. Live music and refreshments!
Preferring the title “painter”over that of “artist”, Wm. Coleman Mills’ work is an exploration of mnemonics. In his own words, Mills is far more interested in “the memory of a place, with its’ inherent inaccuracies and overlays of emotions, than a photographic recollection”. An avid outdoorsman, Mills draws inspiration from hours spent in the broomsedge fields, pinoak forests, saltmarshes and grassflats of the American South. He combines the saturated colors and organic forms of this natural world with the regulating lines of his architectural education to create richly textured compositions deeply imbedded with memory and place. His paintings often catalog flyfishing excursions to the Florida Keys and barrier islands of the Gulf of Mexico. Mills’ work has been exhibited at the State Museum of Alabama, in solo and group shows and is held in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
A native of Fairhope, Wm. Coleman Mills is educated as an architect. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Auburn, Cornell and Harvard and has studied and trained under AIA Gold Medalists Samuel Mockbee and Michael Graves. Mills’ formal training in oil painting came at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where he earned his Master of Design Studies in Architectural History and Theory. He has lived, worked and studied on the East Coast, Europe and Mexico and returned home to Alabama nine years ago. He lives in Fairhope, with his wife Alix and three young children Georgia, Rosie and Gus.
Contention, strife and imperium are a driving force for many artworks by self-taught contemporary abstract painter, Karin Gudmundson. She creates mixed media acrylic and oil pieces that convey her idealisms as stunningly beautiful images with deeply significant hidden meanings.
The paintings emerge through layers and layers of content using vivid color, poetry and bold strokes of paint with more detailed figures and images arising towards the finish. She mixes neo-expressionism and expressionist art combining the two styles with a modern twist.
Artists by the Bay was founded by Dianne Daniell and Brenda Anderson over 15 years ago. They so enjoyed taking art classes together and spending time with other creative and ‘arty’ people, that they wanted to create a venue where artists (both hobby and professional), artist wanna-bes, art appreciators, and art enthusiasts could come together to enjoy, be inspired by, and support each other.
This exhibit is a journey through the historic lectionary of the Christian church. Seventeen works will be shown, including paintings on canvas wood, as well pen, ink and watercolor illustrations depicting the readings of the church year. Each piece is accompanied by words of devotion written by various pastors and teachers from across the United States.
** MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Patti will also be having a Gallery Talk April 6th @ 11am. Free admission. Refreshments served. She will have devotional books for sale, just in time for Easter! 8″ x 10″ and in full color paperback.
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