We’re opening the gallery on Monday, June 1, and excited about sharing the amazing art our members create. They have been exercising their creativity at their homes and in their studios. We want to share some of that work with you..
Gallery member Jini James:
Would you just look at this couple enjoying a cone together at last year’s Vero Beach Art show! The closeness is mesmerizing. I can picture the ice cream dripping everywhere. That’s what art making does for me. It transports me to a place of comfort and serenity.
If you have seen my recent work at the Gallery it now is about figures and what they may tell us about the world in which we live. While in isolation from the pandemic I count on my memories and reference photos to invite them into my studio. Welcome, old friends.
I am in the waiting area recently. I can’t take my eyes off the woman sitting across from me. She is wearing a black and white striped dress, has a black and white purse and is holding a cell phone in a black and white striped case.
After the intrigue of the moment turns into a serious study, I get up my nerve to politely ask “Excuse me, would you mind if I took a photo of you?
I am an artist, and I think your look would make an interesting painting. I won’t show your face.” She agrees, and I show her the photo, quipping that I’m surprised that she didn’t finish the look with black and white shoes. She says ( in all seriousness), “I’m having a pedicure today, so I couldn’t wear them.”
Sometimes your inspiration can be right in front of you! Working on this painting now:
Heather Kelley is a member artist at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. View her bio and a partial portfolio, HERE