|Evening View of Blue Whole Gallery|
Innovation & Imagination
During the month of August the Blue Whole Gallery will introduce two versatile artists who are inspired by nature as a driving force behind their artistic work. Pam Walker, an innovative artist in pastel, photography, & mixed media whose work evokes the variety and serenity found in nature; and Steve Wry an imaginative artist using clay to shape creatures inspired by the sea, mountains and woods or that spirit which maybe hidden in them. The Gallery is proud to feature their work and to share their inspiration with others on First Friday August 7th, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm. and throughout the month.
Innovations by Pam Walker
Pam's work is indicative of her love of nature. Using pastels and photography or combining the two, she explores the sensitive elements of color or shape making up the natural world. She feels that capturing the beauty of natural vistas or the delicate patterns of creation she can share her view with others. Below are examples of her efforts.
|"Sun Set Photo"|
|"Where Does Your Garden Grow"|
Also, Pam is known for her pigment transfer photography where the delicate surface of the photo pigments are transferred to various surfaces such as paper or copper. She uses both film and digital formats; as well as medium formats in order to find a connection with each subject being created. Her skills can be seen in the selection "Midnight Light" which shows a rocky seashore view outside a framed window broken due to a recent storm. The brightly colored sky are a startling backdrop to the rocky shoreline.
Pam is not afraid of innovations. She makes a considerable effort to go outside the "Box" and examine the world of mixed media. This can be see in the following two examples.
|"Mixed media 1"|
|"Mixed media 2"|
An extraordinary and varied selection of artwork awaits the viewer to challenge and delight the senses. Take advantage and explore these innovations and views that Pam Walker would like to share with you. Visit the Blue Whole Gallery on First Friday August 7th from 5 to 8 pm. and meet the artist and her artwork.
The Imaginative World of Steve Wry
Steve Wry is an artist known for an imaginative mind-set especially when it comes to creating clay creatures. Steve is stimulated by the natural world and the possibilities of what may be hidden within the woods, mountains and seas. Using his hands he forms and shapes each piece so that they take on their own personalities which often harbor elements of whimsy or a serious nature. Below are examples of his creativity.
|"Feed Me, Please"|
|"Zooey & Ladybug"|
Working with low fire clay, glazes and acrylics and using various techniques which include throwing, hand building, and coiling helps Steve to create an imaginative array of characters. To complete their creation Steve uses Raku, soda firings, pits firings as well as gas and electrical firings or a combination of all three. Here are some of the results.
|"Guarding the Pot of Gold"|
Human imagination is rarely as varied and diverse as it is with the ceramic work by Steve Wry. The array of creatures with their own personalities brings out laughter as well as seriousness as they exhibit the wit of the artist who created them. Visit the Blue Whole Gallery and enjoy this artwork that will be featured and meet Steve on First Friday August 7th from 5 to 8 pm. Also, view his efforts throughout the month.
I'm praying that the Force will be with you Steve & Pam !
|"Meditating Gnome" by Steve Wry|
Both Artists, Pam Walker and Steve Wry will be present at the Blue Whole Gallery on First Friday August 7th from 5 to 8 pm. Come share and explore their innovative and imaginative efforts in making art approachable.
Both Artists welcome your contact.
Pam Walker: at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Wry: at email@example.com